8 September 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

8 September 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/048) Male Violence Monitoring Report…

According to “Male Violence Monitoring Report” of Bianet published on September 7, 2021, at least 34 women and 6 children got killed by men in August 2021. It is also reported that 11 women were raped, at least 20 women were forced to sex work, 61 women were subjected to violence, 13 children were abused by men in August, 2021.

(09/049) Operations and Attacks…

The Ministry of National Defence declared that 1 soldier died (Muammer Yiğit) and 4 soldiers got wounded in the attack to a military base of Turkish Armed Forces in El Bap area of Syria on September 7, 2021.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 7, 2021 that, 1 HPG militant died in an air operation of Turkish Armed Forces to rural areas of Siirt on May 11, 2021; and 2 militants died in an air operation to rural areas of Şırnak on September 3, 2021.

(09/050) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 7, 2021, the books sent to prisoners in Diyarbakir High Security Prison No 1 were not given to them.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 7, 2021 that, 4 prisoners in Ankara Sincan Women’s Prison were subjected to disciplinary proceedings for singing and dancing; and they will be prevented from communication rights for 1 month as a penalty.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 7, 2021 that, 2 Syrian prisoners who had been detained in Syria and were sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey on the grounds of ‘disrupting unity and integrity of the state’; have been transferred from Urfa Hilvan Prison No 11 to another prison in Batman.

(09/051) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…

It is learned that the appeal made on September 7, 2021 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit him was not responded.

(09/052) Detained People in Mersin and Maraş…

On September 7, 2021, 2 people are detained in Mersin and 1 person is detained in Maraş through a Maraş based investigation on the charge of sending money to prisoners. Some of the detainees are: Tuba Salman and Cengiz Dere.

(09/053) Co-Mayor on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The trial of the case against Naşide Toprak, HDP co-mayor of Silvan district of Diyarbakır who was suspended and replaced by a trustee, is held at Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 8 on September 7, 2021.

After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to December 7, 2021.

Naşide Toprak was suspended by the Ministry of Interior on March 23, 2020 and the sub-governor was appointed as a trustee.

(09/054) Former Co-Mayor on Trial in Tunceli…

The final trial of the case against Tunceli’s former co-mayor Mehmet Ali Bul, on the charge of ‘misconduct’ for using “co-mayor” title, is held at Tunceli Penal Court of First Instance No 1 on September 7, 2021.

The court stated that co-mayor title had caused no public loss, and acquitted Mehmet Ali Bul.

(09/055) Journalist on Trial in Erzurum…

The trial of the case against Dindar Karataş, a reporter of Mezopotamya News Agency, is held at Erzurum Heavy Penal Court No 3 on September 7, 2021.

The prosecutor declared legal opinion and demanded sentence for Dindar Karataş on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

The court adjourned the trial to November 16, 2021.

Dindar Karataş was detained on November 24, 2020 and was arrested by the court on November 26, 2020. He was released from prison by the court at the first trial held on February 9, 2021.

(09/056) HDP Executives on Trial in Hakkari…

The indictment of Hakkari Public Prosecutor’s Office against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) central district co-chair Sinem Seven, Hakkari Women’s Assembly spokesperson Zeynep Kaya, Şemdinli district co-chair Sozdar Atil and former provincial co-chair Şipan Turan, for the events and protests they have attended, is accepted by Hakkari Heavy Penal Court No 3 on September 7, 2021.

The first trial of the case will be held on October 6, 2021.

(09/057) Person on Trial in Istanbul…

The final trial of the case against fashion designer Barbaros Şansal is held at Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 52 on September 7, 2021.

The court sentenced Barbaros Şansal to 3 months and 22 days on the charge of ‘publicly degrading the Republic of Turkey’ and did not defer the announcement of the verdict.

(09/058) Administrative Fine for TV Channels…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 7, 2021 that the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) issued Halk TV, FOX TV, Kanal D, TR 35 and TELE1 TV channels with administrative fines, for several programmes aired.

(09/059) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 7, 2021, 157 people are detained in operations covering 41 cities through an Izmir based investigation and 8 people are detained in operations covering 10 cities through a Konya based investigation.

(09/060) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 274 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 23,638 as of September 7, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 59,077 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 6,519,046 as of September 7, 2021.

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