28 September 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

28 September 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/245) Attack on City Council Member in Zonguldak…

It is learned that Celal Murat Birinci, independent member of city council in Kozlu district of Zonguldak got wounded as he was subjected to an armoured attack of anonymous person or persons on September 26, 2021.

(09/246) Attack Attempt on HDP MP in Ankara…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 27, 2021 that, unidentified persons who present themselves as undercover police officers came and tried to enter the house of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Adana MP Tülay Hatimoğulları on September 24, 2021. Tülay Hatimoğulları made a declaration on September 28, 2021 and stated the following: “As the doorbell rang, I checked outside through the peephole, I did not open the door. They knew that we were in, they kept ringing the bell and saying they are undercover police. I told them as I am a parliamentary member, nobody can get into my house like this, I would not open the door and inform the Security Directorate. But they kept insisting for a while, they wanted to get inside. I called my friends from the party, and then informed the security. The persons at the door left the building at that time, and walked towards Esat Dörtyol.”

It is reported that the prosecutor’s office did not accept the complaint petition and Çankaya District Security Directorate stated that there was no police officer assigned for such a task.

(09/247) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 27, 2021 that, a group of people were subjected to physical and verbal violence of the police conducting an identity check in Kayapınar district of Diyarbakır on September 26, 2021. It is learned that those people were detained and were released on September 27, 2021. The names and number of detained people are unknown.

(09/248) Police Intervention to Protests in Izmir and Istanbul…

The police intervened the students in Moda Park in Kadıköy district of Istanbul, having a sit-in for their housing rights and detained 28 people on September 27, 2021.

The police intervened the sit-in protest in Karşıyaka district of Izmir and detained 8 people; and 33 people are detained by torture and ill-treatment of the police in Buca district on September 27, 2021. It is learned that 1 person (Mehmet Kasar) got his finger broken due to police violence. It is learned that detained people were subjected to torture and ill-treatment of the police at the entrance of the hospital where they were taken for medical examination. It is also reported that 2 lawyers (Halil Coşkun and Burak Yılmaz) from the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) who went to see the detained people were prevented and subjected to physical violence of the police.

69 people who were detained in Izmir and Istanbul are released after statement procedures on September 28, 2021.

(09/249) Private Security Intervention to Students in Izmir…

On September 27, 2021, at least 4 students (a student holding a banner “We Do Not Want Trustee Rectors”, 2 students wearing face masks with expressions about Istanbul Convention on it, and a student holding a LGBT flag) were subjected to physical violence of the private security officers.

(09/250) Journalist on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The final trial of the case against Artı Gerçek writer Nurcan Kaya, on the grounds of making propaganda for an illegal organisation on social media is held at Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 9 on September 27, 2021. The court sentenced Nurcan Kaya to 1 year and 3 months and deferred the announcement of the verdict.

(09/251) Person on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’ in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 27, 2021 that, a person named Mehmet Şah Tekiner was sentenced to 1 year 3 months and 16 days by Diyarbakır Penal Court of First Instance No 4 on the charge of ‘insulting the President’. It is reported that Mehmet Şah Tekiner was charged with insulting the President for his social media post sharing “Dictator Erdogan? What is Next?” headline of Bild newspaper on November 5, 2016.

(09/252) The Case Against Ankara Bar Association Chair and Executive Board…

The indictment of Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office against Ankara Bar Association chair Erinç Sağkan and executive board members, on the charge of ‘insulting a public officer’ by their press declaration on discriminative expressions of the head of religious affairs Ali Erbaş; is accepted by Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 16 on September 27, 2021. The next trial will be held on November 11, 2021.

(09/253) Confiscation of Bank Account for Participating in Protests…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 27, 2021 that, the bank account of Nazan Bozkurt is confiscated, on the grounds of unpaid penalty fines; which were given to her by the police as she participated in “I Want My Job Back” protests in Ankara. It is learned that the police fined Nazan Bozkurt to 281,330,39 Turkish Liras so far.

(09/254) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 206 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 27,188 as of September 27, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 63,372 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 7,066,688 as of September 27, 2021.

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