6 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

6 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/031) Curfew in Sur…

After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 124th day as of 6 April 2016.

The bodies of Muhammed Emin Erol (33) and Erkan Burakmak (30) kept in Malatya Forensic Institute were identified on 5 April 2016 after DNA tests.

(04/032) Curfew in Silopi…

On 5 April 2016, Bahattin Tanguç was shot and wounded on the second day of curfew in Silopi during the intensified clashes in Başak quarter.

(04/033) Excessive Use of Tear Gas Killed Person in Kahramanmaraş…

The soldiers intervened a demonstrations staged on 3 April 2016 in Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş to protest in the construction of a refugee camp in Terolar region where most of the population was Alevite people. Mor Ali Kabayel (82) was hospitalised for the excessive use of tear gas during the intervention and he died in the hospital.

(04/034) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

1 police officer was reportedly killed during an armed clash on 5 April 2016 in Yeni Mahalle quarter of Şırnak.

5 militants were reportedly killed during an armed clash on 6 April 2016 in the rural area of Sason district in Batman.

1 soldier was killed during an armed attack on 6 April 2016 in Bismil district of Diyarbakır.

(04/035) Persons on Trial on the Allegations of Insulting the State President…

Kocaeli Penal Court of First Instance started on 5 April 2016 to hear the case against 22 persons launched on charges of “insulting the State President” during a public statement in 2015 in Kocaeli.

After the identification and testimonies of the present defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 9 June 2106.

(04/036) Students Detained in İstanbul…

The police conducted house raids on 6 April 2016 in İstanbul and detained 25 university students from Mimar Sinan University on the allegations of “prevention of education and training” and “boycotting the classes”. The operations were reportedly conducted upon complaint by Mimar Sinan University instructor Esra Keskinkılıç.

(04/037) Detentions and Arrests…

During the operations conducted against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP), 5 persons in Erciş district of Van, 6 persons including Aygün Taşkın in Ergani district of Diyarbakır, 11 persons in Manisa and Turgutlu district were detained.

The police conducted house raids on 5 April 2016 in Buca district of İzmir and detained Selver Orman, Sercan Üstündaş and Yoldaş Aydın.