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28 May 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

28 May 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(05/219) Military Operation to North and East Syria…

Ministry of National Defence declared that 1 soldier (Canberk Tatar) died in an explosion during passage of a military vehicle in Idlib area of Syria on May 27, 2020.

(05/220) People Were Subjected to Police Violence in Mersin…

It is learned from the news coverage of May 27, 2020 that, 15 people were subjected to physical violence of the police after a quarrel with residents of Fahrettinpaşa neighbourhood of Tarsus district of Mersin with police officers who fire gunshots during chasing a person named Erkan Yılmaz on a detention warrant on May 20, 2020. It is reported that 15 people who got injured due to physical violence were detained and 1 of them (Erkan Yılmaz) was arrested while 14 others were released on judicial control conditions.

Mehmet Sünmez, one of those who were subjected to physical violence, detained and then released on judicial control conditions states the following: “A quarrel took place while the police were trying to detain Erkan Yılmaz. The person was running and the police was firing shots after him. After gunshots he felt down. His family came by then, and had a quarrel with the police. Hundreds of police officers including special operation squad came to the neighbourhood afterwards. They were randomly firing their guns when they were coming to the neighbourhood. They beat the ones who record it and detained them”.

(05/221) Person Was Subjected to Physical Violence of the Police and Watchmen in Diyarbakır…

It is learned that 1 person in Yenişehir district of Diyarbakır was subjected to physical and verbal violence of the police and watchmen. It is learned that the person whose name is unknown, was forced to lay down on the ground and was handcuffed behind his back and then was detained.

(05/222) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declarations of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1296 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on May 27, 2020 at 13.30 and at 18.00, and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

(05/223) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened Mahmut Konuk having a protest in front of Çankaya Public Health Directorate on May 27, 2020, to regain his job from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decrees, and forced him away from the building by using physical violence.

(05/224) Police Intervention to a Protest in Düzce…

On May 27, 2020, the police intervened the press declaration of Alev Şahin in order to regain her job from which she was dismissed by a state of emergency decree, in front of Düzce Governorate and detained her. Alev Şahin was released on the same day, after being fined for violating Law of Misdemeanour and Public Health Law.

(05/225) Police Intervention to a Protest in Hatay…

The police intervened the press declaration at Abdullah Cömert Park in Samandağ district of Hatay on May 27, 2020, about Edibe Özçelik who had a heart attack when her house was raided by the police in Samandağ district of Hatay and who died on January 20, 2020; and detained 2 people (Ümit Özçelik and 1 more person) by using physical violence. Detained people are released on the same day.

(05/226) Detained City Council Member for Social Media Posts…

Dila Koyurga, city council member from Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Karabağlar district of Izmir is detained on May 27, 2020, after criminal complaint against her by President Erdoğan, for her social media posts in 2013. Dila Koyurga is released by the court on judicial control conditions on the same day.

(05/22) Criminal Complaints Against People for Social Media Posts…

It is learned that criminal complaints are filed by President Erdoğan against 4 people (CHP Izmir deputy chair Yasin Ergül, Gaziemir district mayor Halil Arda, CHP member Caner Gül and Karabağlar district council member Dila Koyurga), for their social media posts.

(05/228) Former HDP Co-Chair on Trial…

The trial of the case against former co-chair of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş, which was to be held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 19 on May 27, 2020 is adjourned to October 6, 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

(05/229) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 34 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 1,035 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on May 27, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 4,431 and total number of confirmed cases is 159,797 as of May 27, 2020.

It is learned from data shared by Izmir Chamber of Medicine on May 27, 2020 that 501 health workers including 155 doctors, 2 dentists, 160 nurses and delivery nurses, 90 health officers, 17 medical secretaries, 27 technicians, 30 public officers, 6 pharmacists, 2 psychologists, 5 security staff and 1 driver, 2 engineers and 4 veterinary physicians in Izmir tested positive for Covid-19.

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