5 October 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

5 October 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(10/036) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 4, 2021 that, 80 prisoners were transferred from Kırıkkale Keskin Prison to other prisons, which are not known.

It is learned from the news coverage of October 4, 2021 that, in Diyarbakır High Security Prisons No 1 and 2, the prison administration prevented the relatives of the prisoners from visits, as the penalty for them greeting other prisoners during visits.

It is learned from the news coverage of October 4, 2021 that, prisoners in Van High Security Prison were being forced to take off their wrist watches and belts during hospital transfers, and those who reject it were not being referred to hospitals.

(10/037) Private Security Intervention to a Protest in Istanbul…

On October 4, 2021, private security forces intervened the students protesting Naci İnci, the rector appointed to Boğaziçi University by the President. It is learned that nobody was detained.

(10/038) Detained and Arrested Waste Paper Collection Workers in Istanbul…

On October 4, 2021, the police raided waste collection depots in Ümraniye district of Istanbul with municipality police, intervened the workers by using pepper spray and plastic rubber, and then detained 20 people. 3 of detained workers are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘resisting the officer on duty’ and ‘jeopardizing public safety’ on October 5, 2021. Istanbul Governorate’s Office made a declaration and stated the following: “A group of almost (20) people who burned waste paper, throw stones to prevent inspection work; and injured (25) of the personnel and damaged (8) cars; and a judicial process is launched against (3) of these people. And (33) foreigners who were found to be employed without social security registration are taken to Provincial Directorate of Migration Management.” Ali Mendillioğlu, Recycling Workers’ Association chair made a declaration on October 5, 2021 and disclaimed the declarations of the governorate’s office on injury, damage to property and detention of foreign workers.

(10/039) People on Trial in Şırnak…

The trial of the case against 16 people, relatives of 34 people who died due to an air bombardment to Roboski village of Uludere district of Şırnak on December 28, 2011, is held at Şırnak Heavy Penal Court No 2 on October 4, 2021. The indictment demands sentence for 16 people on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’, for they participated in a commemoration in 2015 for their relatives. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to January 24, 2022.

(10/040) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

The news report on the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ordu MP Mustafa Adıgüzel’s declarations on promotions and appointments in Security Directorate General and Gendarmerie General Command, published on website is banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Eskişehir Penal Court of Peace No 1 on October 4, 2021.

(10/041) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against a person named F. A. is held at Adana Heavy Penal Court No 11 on October 4, 2021. The court sentenced the defendant to 7 years and 6 months on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(10/042) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 248 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 28,810 as of October 4, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 65,335 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 7,228,600 as of October 4, 2021.

On October 4, 2021 medical professor Abdullah Canataroğlu in Mersin lost his life due to Covid-19.

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