27 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

27 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/166) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

YPS General Coordination announced on 26 April 2016 that YPS member Serdar Doğan (Xeyrî Lice) was killed during the armed clashes on 24 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

According to the news appeared in the press on 26 April 2016, 12 persons who were killed in Yüksekova district of Hakkari and transferred to Erzurum were buried to common grave.

3 police officers were abounded when an armoured vehicle was attacked with a rocket launcher during patrol on 27 April 2016 in Hacı Bekir quarter of Van.

(04/167) Support Demonstrators on Trial…

According to the news appeared in the press on 26 April 2016, a court case was launched against 29 persons who made official complaints against themselves on 13 January 2016 for solidarity with Ayşe Çelik to protest in the investigation against her started on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”. She appeared on a TV show through phone and wanted people not to be silent while children were killed in Diyarbakır.

The indictment wants 29 defendants to be sentenced according to the Article 7/2 on Anti-Terror Law for “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” and Bakırköy Heavy Penal Court No 2 will start to hear the case on 23 September 2016.

The defendants in this case are:

Ahmet Dindar, Ayşe Erzan, Ayşegül Devecioğlu, Ayşegül İyidoğan, B. Bahri Belen, Dilek Gökçin, Ergin Cinmen, Ferhat Tunç, Gençay Gürsoy, Gülseren Onanç, Gülşen Denizhan, Gürhan Ertür), Halim Bulutoğlu, İbrahim Akın, İbrahim Sinemillioğlu, Kemal Özgül, Mevlut Ülgen, Murat Çelikkan, Nergiz Savran), Neşe Yaşın, Nil Özsoy Dindar, Orhan Alkaya, Orhan Silier, Oya Baydar,  Pınar Önen, Şanar Yurdatapan, Türkcan Baykal, Vecdi Sayar, Vedi Üner Eyüboğlu.

(04/168) Investigations, Detentions and Arrests on the Allegations of Insulting State President…

Süleyman Demirel University student Y.E.T. (23) was detained on 26 April 2016 in Yalvaç district of Isparta on the allegations of “insulting the State President” with the comments and messages on several web sites.

(04/169) Lawyers on Trial in İstanbul…

İstanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 80 continued on 26 April 2016 to hear the case against 6 lawyers launched in connection with a public statement in front of Çağlayan Court House to protest in the arrest of lawyer Deniz Sürgüt on 7 August 2015 in İdil district of Şırnak.

The indictment wants the lawyers Gülhan Kaya, Özlem Gümüştaş, Sezin Uçar, Naciye Demir, Sinan Zincir and Hüseyin Boğatekin to be sentenced for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”. The defence lawyers demanded the hearing to be adjourned on the grounds that the defence was not ready for not being allowed to access the case files. The court followed the demand and adjourned the hearing to 4 October 2016.

(04/170) Persons on Trial in Ankara…

Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 2 started on 26 April 2016 to hear the case against 24 students including 2 remanded ones launched after the operations conducted in Ankara in connection with a “Democratic Patriotic Youth Assembly Investigation”.

The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced for “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” for the activities they took part in the university campuses from 2012 to 2014. The court decided to release remanded defendants Fatih Barsak and İbrahim Baş to be tried without remand and adjourned the hearing to 8 September 2016.

(04/171) Detentions and Arrests…

The police conducted raids on 26 April 2016 in Bingöl against the premises of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Human Rights Association (HRA), and unions. 16 persons were detained during the operations.

During the operations conducted throughout Turkey, DBP Party Assembly members Mesut Bağcık and Abdülbaki Özboğanlı in Dİyarbakır, HDP Co-Chair 4 persons including for Malazgirt district of Muş province Rahmi Akçin in Malazgirt were detained.