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28 October 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

28 October 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(10/348) HDP Executive in Şırnak was Threatened…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 27, 2020 that, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Silopi district co-chair Süleyman Şavluk was threatened by videos showing executions by ISIS, sent to his social media account and his phone.

(10/349) Police Intervention to Environmental Protests in Ordu…

The gendarmerie used pepper spray to intervene the residents of Yeşilkent village of Ünye district of Ordu, who were protesting underground drilling of a mining company at the village on October 27, 2020; and detained 10 people. Detained people are released on the same day. It is learned that at least 2 people were injured due to intervention.

The gendarmerie and the police intervened the residents of the village who were having a sit-in protest at the drilling site on October 28, 2020 and detained at least 20 people by using physical violence.

(10/350) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declarations which were made within the scope of “I Want My Job Back Protest” going on for 1449 days in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on October 27, 2020 at 13.30 and 18.00 and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

(10/351) Prevention to a Protest in Karaman…

On October 28, 2020, the march of mine workers from Güneyyurt town of Ermenek district of Karaman to Ankara, for their compensation rights is prevented by the gendarmerie.

(10/352) Detained Former MP in Ankara…

Ibrahim Binici, former Urfa MP of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) is detained through the investigation about Kobanê protests in 2014, on October 27, 2020 in Ankara. It is learned that Ibrahim Binici is restricted to see his lawyers for 24 hours.

(10/353) Detained HDP Executive in Diyarbakır…

HDP Party Assembly member Mesut Bağcık is detained through the investigation about Kobanê protests in 2014, on October 27, 2020 in Diyarbakır. It is learned that Mesut Bağcık is taken to Ankara for investigation.

(10/354) Detained Person in Diyarbakır…

On October 27, 2020, a person named Osman Seydaoğlu is detained in a house raid in Diyarbakır. The reason of detention is unknown.

(10/355) Journalist on Trial in Istanbul…

The final trial of the case against Cumhuriyet newspaper’s reporter Hazal Ocak, for the news reports on Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak’s purchase of lands near the route of Canal Istanbul Project, is held at Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 2 on October 27, 2020. The court acquitted Hazal Ocak.

(10/356) Investigation Against IYI Party Executive…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 27, 2020 that, Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office initiated an investigation against IYI Party Istanbul provincial chair Buğra Kavuncu as a part of “Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation/ Parallel State Structure” investigations.

(10/357) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On October 27, 2020, 8 people are detained in operations covering 8 cities through a Konya based investigation; 7 people are detained in operations covering 3 cities through a Kocaeli based investigation; 22 people are detained in operations covering 14 cities through a Tekirdağ based investigation; 15 people are detained in house raids in Balıkesir; 4 people are detained in house raids in Ankara; and 5 people are detained in Edirne in an alleged attempt to illegally cross to Greece.

(10/358) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Nazmi Mete Cantürk, an employee of the United States General Consulate in Istanbul, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 27 on October 27, 2020. The court sentenced the defendant to 5 years 2 months and 15 days on the charge of ‘aiding an illegal organisation’.

(10/359) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 76 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 2,209 new Covid-19 ill patients were diagnosed on October 27, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 9,950 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 366,208 as of October 27, 2020.

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[5] Daily Human Rights Reports are prepared on the information gathered by the Documentation Center from its own network and the following dailies and internet portals: Vatan, Milliyet, Hürriyet, Habertürk, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Fırat Haber Ajansı, Jinnews, ETHA, Mezopotamya Ajansı, Yurt, Yeni Yaşam, NTV, Yeni Asya, Bianet, Halkinsesi.tv, Cnnturk, Tr724, İleri Haber, Siyasi Haber, Alınteri, Kızılbayrak, Sendika.org, Yüksekova Haber, T24, Diken, Gazete Karınca, Gazete Duvar. Haber Sol, El Cezire, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, AFP.