25 August 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5]

25 August 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/210) Child Hit by a Military Vehicle Died in Bitlis…

It is learned that a 10-year-old child (Eyüp Kırtay) lost his life after being hit by a civil car of security forces in Sanayi neighbourhood of Ahlat district of Bitlis on August 24, 2021.

(08/211) Person Died in Prison…

It is learned that Mustafa Okşen (39), a prisoner kept in Konya E Type Prison had a heart attack and lost his life in Konya City Hospital on August 17, 2021.

(08/212) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 24, 2021 that, Mehmet Emin Ado, who was transferred from Adana Ceyhan M Type Prison to Adana Kürkçüler F Type Prison, was subjected to physical violence of the correction officers for he rejects strip search at the entrance of prison.

It is learned from the news coverage of August 24, 2021 that, in Ankara Sincan Women’s Prison, social, cultural and sports rights of prisoners were being restricted and prisoners on hunger strike are subjected to disciplinary proceedings.

(08/213) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…

It is learned that the appeal made on August 24, 2021 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit their client was not responded.

(08/214) Detained Person in Urfa…

On August 24, 2021, 1 person (Melek Başkale) is detained in a house raid in Eyyübiye district of Urfa. The reason of detention is unknown.

(08/215) Writer on Trial in Istanbul…

It is learned that the indictment of Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office against writer Yavuz Ekinci, for his social media posts in 2013 and 2014 is accepted by Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 34 on August 24, 2021. The first trial of the case will be held on September 9, 2021.

(08/216) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 230 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 19,191 as of August 24, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 54,995 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 6,253,711 as of August 24, 2021.

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