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9 – 11 October 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

9 – 11 October 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(10/098) Operations and Attacks…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 9, 2021 that, 5 militant died in a clash between Turkish Armed Forces units and HPG militants in Avaşin area of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

The Ministry of Interior declared that 2 special operation officers (Fatih Doğan and Cihat Şahin) died and 2 police officers got wounded in an attack to security forces in Syria on October 10, 2021.

(10/099) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 8, 2021 that, Enis Berke Gök and Caner Perit Özen, 2 students who have been arrested for protesting Naci İnci, the rector appointed to Boğaziçi University by the President; were subjected to torture and ill-treatment in prison; and their textbooks were not given to them.

It is learned from the news coverage of October 9, 2021 that, 80 prisoners in Urfa T Type Prison No 2 were subjected to torture and ill-treatment of the correction officers. It is also stated in the news reports that some of the prisoners were forcibly taken to wards with no windows and tap water, and those who got wounded were not taken to prison infirmary.

It is learned from the news coverage of October 10, 2021 that, 8 prisoners (Fatih Kaplan, Fikret Aslan, Mesut Eren, Bülent Özcan, Hüseyin Bektaş, Kenan Çiçek, İsrafil Aras and Mehmet Develi) who were transferred from Kırıkkale F Type Prison to Tekirdağ T Type Prison No 2 under coercion, were subjected to torture and ill-treatment for they reject strip search at the entrance of the prison. It is also stated in the news reports that prisoners were not given a medical report evidencing the physical violence, form the prison infirmary where they were taken after 2 days.

(10/100) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 8, 2021 that, Elif Ersoy, executive editor of Yürüyüş magazine who is being kept in a single ward in Kayseri Bünyan Women’s Prison, is on hunger strike for 28 days to demand an end to right violations.

(10/101) Person Forced to be a Police Informant in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 8, 2021 that Derya Sırbudak, a member of Dev-Tekstil union, is forced to be a police informant at Firuzköy Police Station to where she was called in Avcılar district of Istanbul.

(10/102) Police Interventions to October 10 Commemorations…

The police intervened the group in front of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality building on October 10, 2021; to commemorate those who lost their lives in the bombing attack on October 10, 2015 in Ankara. The police used plastic rubbers and pepper spray and detained 11 people. The police intervened the group once again and detained 11 people. Detained 22 people are released after statement procedures at the police on the same day.

It is learned from the news coverage of October 10, 2021 that the trees planted by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in front of Ankara Terminal to commemorate those who lost their lives in October 10 Massacre, were removed by Ankara Governorate’s instruction.

(10/103) Police Intervention to a Protest in Istanbul…

4 people who have been detained in the police intervention to the press declaration in front of Boğaziçi University campus on October 7, 2021, to protest arrest of 2 people on the grounds of participating in the protest against Naci İnci, the rector appointed to Boğaziçi University by the President, are released on judicial control conditions by the court on October 8, 2021.

It is learned that 1 person was detained upon Naci İnci’s criminal complaint on October 9, 2021 in Istanbul, and was released by the court on judicial control conditions on October 10, 2021.

(10/104) Police Threat to Journalist in Ankara…

It is learned that ANKA news agency reporter Tamer Arda Ersin who was recording the police intervention to the commemoration in Ankara on October 10, 2021; was prevented by the police who said “I will cut you in four pieces” to threaten him.

(10/105) Person Detained for ‘Insulting the President’ in Rize…

On October 10, 2021, Çağlayan Bozacı wo was called to the police station after his speech at the commemoration in Rize for his father Osman Turan Bozacı who has lost his life in October 10 Massacre, is detained on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’. Çağlayan Bozacı is released by the court on judicial control conditions on October 11, 2021.

(10/106) Detained Person in Ankara…

Merve Demirel, one of the participators of “I Want My Job Back” in Yüksel Street, who was detained on October 7, 2021 in Ankara, is released by the court on October 8, 2021.

(10/107) Detained Provincial Council Member and Other People in Batman…

On October 8, 2021, Batman provincial council member Semra Güneş and MEBYA-DER (Association of People Lost Their Relatives in the Cradle of Civilizations) former executive Taybet Çetinkaya are detained in house raids in Batman.

(10/108) Detained Person in Mersin…

1 person (Salih Akça) who was detained on October 6, 2021 in Mersin is arrested by the court on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ on October 10, 2021.

(10/109) Human Rights Defender on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The final trial of the case against doctor Mehmet Selim Ölçer, HRFT founders’ committee member and former executive board member, is held at Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 9 on October 11, 2021. The case was opened through the investigation on Sarmaşık Association for Sustainable Development and Struggle against Poverty. The court sentenced Mehmet Selim Ölçer to 2 years and 1 month on the charge of ‘knowingly and willingly aiding an illegal organisation’.

(10/110) Gezi/Çarşı Case…

The retrial of the case against 35 people for Gezi Park protests in 2013, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 13 on October 8, 2021. The Court of Cassation has reversed the acquittal decision of the local court. The number of defendants is now 52, as the case is consolidated with the “Çarşı Case”.

The court rejected to separate the cases, and the defendant lawyers of the “Çarşı Case” left the courtroom. After defence hearings the court decided to continue detention of Osman Kavala and adjourned the trial to November 26, 2021.

(10/111) The Case Against Former Co-Mayors and City Council Members…

The trial of the case against former Diyarbakır co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, and city council members, for applying “co-chair system”, is held at Diyarbakır Penal Court of First Instance No 10 on October 8, 2021.

The indictment demands sentence for co-mayors and city council members on the charges of ‘improperly undertaking public duty’ and ‘misuse of public duty’.

The court adjourned the trial to December 17, 2021.

(10/112) People on Trial in Ankara for Attending Pride March…

The final trial of the case on the grounds of ‘violating the law on meetings and demonstrations’ against 19 people, who were detained in police intervention to 9th Pride March on May 10, 2019 at Middle East Technical University, is held at Ankara Penal Court of First Instance No 39 on October 8, 2020.

The court acquitted 19 people.

(10/113) Photographer and Poet on Trial in Ankara…

The final trial of the case against photographer and poet Mehmet Özer, for his social media posts, is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 2 on October 8, 2021. The court sentenced Mehmet Özer to 1 year and 3 months and postponed the sentence.

(10/114) Investigation Against Journalist…

It is learned that Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation against journalist-writer Hasan Cemal, on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’ in social media posts. It is learned that Hasan Cemal made his official statement through the investigation on October 8, 2021.

(10/115) Musician on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against musician Ferhat Tunç, on the grounds of making propaganda for an illegal organisation in social media posts, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 on October 8, 2021. The court adjourned the trial to April 29, 2022.

(10/116) June 5 – Diyarbakır Case…

The final trial of case against 14 police officers for ‘official misconduct’ related to the bombing attack to HDP’s rally in Diyarbakır on June 5, 2015, is held at Diyarbakır Penal Court of First Instance No 14 on October 8, 2021.

The court acquitted 10 defendants. The court sentenced 4 police officers (Mefaret S., Akın D., Ali K. and Murat D.) to 2 months and 15 days each and deferred the announcement of the verdict.

(10/117) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 188 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 30,201 as of October 8, 2021.

The Ministry of Health declared that 206 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 28,645 as of October 9, 2021.

The Ministry of Health declared that 196 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 28,370 as of October 10, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 66,606 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 7,406,075 as of October 10, 2021.

[1]The reports on the human rights violations of the Documentation Center are claims unless they are certified. The claim of violation either is certified through thoroughly investigations of HRFT Documentation Center, including by judicial verdicts, and becomes a definite data or it is not included to the annual report.

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[5] Daily Human Rights Reports are prepared on the information gathered by the Documentation Center from its own network and the following dailies and internet portals: Vatan, Milliyet, Hürriyet, Habertürk, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Fırat Haber Ajansı, Jinnews, ETHA, Mezopotamya Ajansı, Yurt, Yeni Yaşam, NTV, Yeni Asya, Bianet, Halkinsesi.tv, Cnnturk, Tr724, İleri Haber, Siyasi Haber, Alınteri, Kızılbayrak, Sendika.org, Yüksekova Haber, T24, Diken, Gazete Karınca, Gazete Duvar. Haber Sol, El Cezire, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, AFP.