5 January 2015 Daily Human Rights Report

5 January 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(01/010) Curfew in Cizre…

Curfew and blockade in Cizre district of Şırnak reached its 23th day as of 5 January 2016. And the operations and attacks of the Security Forces continued.

Kazım Tonğ who was shot at head and hospitalised while taking his children from the shelter to home died on 4 January2016 in Batman Regional State Hospital.

Ali Tetik who was heavily wounded when Security Forces opened fire on 27 December 2015 also died on 5 January2015.

(01/011) Curfew in Silopi…

Curfew in Silopi district of Şırnak reached its 23th day as of 5 January 2016.

Security Forces conducted operations on 4 January 2015 in Barbaros and Şehit Harun Boy quarters with 7,000 officers. The quarters were also attacked with tanks and heavy machine guns. The residents of the quarters were taken from their houses to a sports hall. Security Forces reportedly forced the civilians to leave to district.

(01/012) Person Shot by the Police in Diyarbakır…

The police randomly opened fire on 4 January 2016 in Yenişehir and Bağlar districts of Diyarbakır. Mehmet Oyan was wounded for being shot at his back in Yenişehir district and Abdurrahman Yakut was wounded when being shot at his face in Bağlar district.

Y.T. (6-boy) was also wounded when the police opened random fire on 3 January 2015 in Yenişehir district.

(01/013) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

A police officer and 2 soldiers died when they were opened fire on 4 January 2016 in Sur district of Diyarbakır.

One of the soldiers Kenan Karabacaklı allegedly died when his rifle accidentally fired.

Governorate of Bingöl announced on 4 January 2016 that 19 regions in Genç, Solhan, Yayladere, Adaklı and Karlıova districts of the province were decided to be temporary security zones for 15 days. Entrance of civilians to the security zones was also banned.

(01/014) Workers Death…

Worker’s Health and Job Safety Assembly announced on 5 January 2016 that at least 137 workers died in December 2015 during work accidents due to untaken security measures. At least 1730 workers died in the year 2015.

(01/015) Web Site Banned…

On 4 January 2016, Telecommunication Communication Directorate (TİB) banned access to the web site of the periodical Umut Gazetesi “”.

(01/016) Public Statement Intervened in İstanbul…

The police intervened the members of Youth Federation (Gençlik Federasyonu) when they wanted to make a public statement on 4 January 2016 in front of a newspaper to protest in the false news appeared in the paper about the member of the federation S.A. (17). The police detained 7 members of the federation under beatings.

(01/017) KCK Trial Concluded in Van…

Van Heavy Penal Court No 1 concluded on 4 January 2016 to hear the case against 10 persons including mayors and executives of dissolved Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) launched on charges of “being member of an illegal organisation”. The case was launched after a KCK operation conducted in Van in the year 2012.

The court sentenced Van Co-Mayor Bekir Kaya and BDP Chair for Van province Cüneyt Caniş to 15 years’ imprisonment. The court also sentenced former Başkale Mayor İhsan Güler to 9 years, former Bostaniçi Mayor Nezahat Ergüneş to 13 years, former Edremit MayorAbdülkerim Sayan to 9 years, former Özalp Mayor Murat Durmaz to 12 years, former BDP executives Veli Avcı to 15 years, M. Emin Yıldız to 12 years, Halis Çakır to 12 years, Derviş Polat to 9 years, Metin Adogit to 13 years and 6 months, Mihribah Şah to 12 years, Hecer Saruhan to 8 years.

(01/018) Operations throughout Turkey…

The police conducted house raids on 4 January 2016 in Seyhan and Yüreğir districts of Adana and detained 16 persons on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Mehmet Erik (23) who was shot and wounded by the police in Cizre district Şırnak was arrested on 4 January 2016 in the hospital in Batman on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.