5 August 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

5 August 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/018) Suspicious Private Death…

V.D. (20) who was serving for compulsory military service in Garrison Command in Didim district of Aydın allegedly shot the private M.B. (20) to death during night watch.

(08/019) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

The bodies of YPS and YPS-JIN members Cihat Dursun (Nûrhak Amed) and Eda Kutay’ın (Axîn Şîlan) who were killed during the curfew in Cizre district of Şırnak and buried in Şırnak were identified following the DNA tests. The bodies were taken by their families on 4 August 2016.

(08/020)Pressures in Prisons…

20 prisoners incarcerated in Siirt E-type Prison were reportedly transferred on 3 August 2016 to Bandırma (Balıkesir) T-type Prison without their demand.

According to the news appeared in the press on 4 August 2016, Erciş Co-Mayor Abdurrahman Çağan was transferred from Sincan (Ankara) F-type Prison to Bursa F-type Prison. He was arrested on 29 April 2016 on the allegations of “disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state” for taking part in the self-governance declaration on 12 October 2015 in Erciş district of Van.

(08/021) Pressures in Prisons…

According to the news appeared in the press on 4 August 2016, the administration of Silivri (İstanbul) Penal Institutions Campus listed the dailies Özgür Gündem, Evrensel, Cumhuriyet, and Birgün as banned publications. The TV station Halk TV was also banned in the campus.

(08/022) Journalists Detained and Arrested in connection with the Coup d’État Attempt…

Mümtazer Türköne, Hüseyin Turan ve Murat Avcıoğlu “yasadışı örgüte bilerek ve isteyerek yardım etmek” suçundan, Alaattin Güner, Şeref Yılmaz, Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Faruk Akkan, Mehmet Özdemir, Fevzi Yazıcı, Zafer Özsoy, Cuma Kaya, Hakan Taşdelen who were among 14 journalists detained in several provinces in connection with “Gülenist Movement terror organisation FETÖ/PDY” and brought to İstanbul were arrested on 5 August 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

(08/023) Detentions and Arrests…

The police conducted house raids on 4 August 2016 against the houses of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members in Antalya. 7 persons were detained during the operations.

Selman Karaaslan, worker with the journal Özgür Halk, was detained on 4 August 2016 in Gürpınar district of Van.

According to the news appeared in the press, Mehmet Adanmış and his uncle Ezgin Adar who went to Yeni Police Station on 1 August 2016 in Siirt to testify in connection with an investigation are in custody for the last 4 days.

Mehmet Ali Genç and Metin Kösemen who were detained 12 days ago in Şanlıurfa and subjected to torture in custody were arrested on 4 August 2016 on the allegations of being member of Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP)”.