29 July 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

29 July 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(07/316) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of July 28, 2020 that, 3 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Yüksekova district of Hakkari on July 19, 2020.

(07/317) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of July 28, 2020 that, Önder Poyraz, an ill-prisoner in Şırnak T Type Prison was being kept in a solitary cell and his medication was not given regularly.

(07/318) 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 1358 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on July 28, 2020 at 13.30 and 18.00 and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

(07/319) Detained ESP Co-Chair, SKM Spokesperson and Other People in Balıkesir…

Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) co-chair Özlem Gümüştaş, Socialist Women’s Assemblies (SKM) spokesperson Hatice Deniz Aktaş, and SKM executive board members Çiçek Otlu, Ebru Yiğit, Satiye Ok, Züleyha Mangan, Ezgi Bahçeci, Tanya Kara and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Edremit district co-chair Sevgi Özdem who were detained in a house raid in Edremit district of Balıkesir on July 26, 2020, are released by the court on judicial control conditions on July 28, 2020.

(07/320) People on Trial in Tunceli…

The trial of the case against 3 people (Dersim Konak, Bülent Yılmaz and Hayati Güngören) is held at Tunceli Heavy Penal Court on July 28, 2020. 3 people were detained through an investigation against Socialist Assemblies Federation on August 22, 2017 and were arrested.

3 people joined the trial via sound and vision system from prisons. The court decided to continue detention of 3 people and adjourned the trial to November 17, 2020.

(07/321) Ban of Events in Hatay and Adıyaman…

Hatay Governorate made a declaration on July 28, 2020 and announced that, demonstrations, press declarations, open-door meetings, protests, concerts, festivals, meetings, opening tents and stands, hunger strikes, commemorations, delivering leaflets, hanging banners and so on are banned for 3 days as of 00.01 on July 28, 2020.

Adıyaman Governorate made a declaration on July 27, 2020 and announced that, demonstrations, meetings, press declarations, open-door meetings, protests and so on are banned for 3 days as of 00.01 on July 28, 2020.

(07/322) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On July 28, 2020, 41 people including military members on active duty are detained in operations covering 23 cities through an Istanbul based investigation on Turkish Armed Forces personnel.

(07/323) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 15 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 963 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on July 28, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 5,645 and total number of confirmed cases is 227,982 as of July 28, 2020.

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