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9 September 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

9 September 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/078) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 8, 2020 that, 2 HPG militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Diyarbakır on June 8, 2020.

(09/079) Torture and Ill-Treatment Under Custody in Uşak…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 8, 2020 that 27 people who were detained through an Uşak based investigation on August 31, 2020; were subjected to strip search and psychological pressure through interrogations called “private interview”. 22 of detained people were released with a ban on leaving the country while 5 of them were arrested on September 4, 2020.

(09/080) Detained Members and Executives of ESP in Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Antalya, Izmir and Hatay…

On September 8, 2020, 16 people including Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK) co-spokesperson Sedat Şenoğlu are detained in house raids in 5 cities through an investigation against Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP). Detained people are: Sedat Şenoğlu, ESP Party Assembly members Çiçek Otlu, Volkan Uyar and Selver Orman, İlke Başak Baydar, Yücel Karadağ, Ozan Özgenler, Ezgi Bedel, Zekeriya Aykut Karnap, Gözde Sivaslıoğlu, Beren Atıcı, Mustafa Bozali (Istanbul), ESP Party Assembly member Mustafa Naci Toper (Diyarbakır), Ozancan Sarı (Antalya), İlhan Aslan (Izmir), Alper Kaba (Hatay).

(09/081) Police Prevention to a Protest in Izmir…

 

 

The police prevented the press declaration of ESP, HDK and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members in Alsancak, Izmir, to protest detention of 16 people through an investigation against ESP on September 8, 2020.

(09/082) Detained Journalist in Istanbul…

Etkin News Agency reporter Serdal Işık is detained in Istanbul on September 8, 2020. It is learned that the reason of detention is social media posts in the news agency’s account. Serdal Işık is released after statement procedures on the same day.

(09/083) Detained People in Diyarbakır…

On September 8, 2020, 3 activists of Tevgera Jinên Azad – Free Women’s Movement (TJA) are detained in house raids in Diyarbakır. Detained people are: Derya Arslan, Ayşe Ekinci and Derya Moray.

(09/084) Detained Iran Citizen in Denizli…

Iran citizen Meryem Şeriatmedari who was detained in Denizli on September 7, 2020, on the grounds of expired passport, is released from Aydın Repatriation Center on September 8, 2020.

(09/085) Investigation Against a Journalist in Adıyaman…

It is learned that an investigation is initiated against Özgür Boğatekin, news editor of Adıyaman Gerger Fırat local newspaper, on the grounds of ‘provoking hatred and hostility among people’ by his social media posts about the racist attack against Kurdish workers in Sakarya.

(09/086) Musician on Trial in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 8, 2020 that, the indictment of Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office against musician Ferhat Tunç, for his social media posts and his latest album’s cover photo, is accepted by Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 and the case is consolidated with another case against him.

(09/087) Police Raid to a Political Party Office in Izmir…

The police raided Izmir office of ESP, on the grounds of a warrant against an ESP member, Ali Haydar Keleş. It is learned that the police left the office after search.

(09/088) Police Raid to a Union Office in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 8, 2020 that the police raided Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) Istanbul 5th branch office on September 7, 2020, on the grounds of “a detention warrant against a person in the office” and searched the office.

(09/089) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

22 of 27 people who were detained on August 31, 2020 through an Uşak based investigation are released with a ban on leaving the country while 5 of them are arrested on September 4, 2020.

On September 8, 2020, 4 people including military members on active duty are detained in operations covering 5 cities through a Konya based investigation.

(09/090) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against former prosecutor Zafer Kılınç is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 22 on September 9, 2020. The court sentenced Zafer Kılınç to 10 years on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

The final trial of the case against a person named A. S. is held at Adana Heavy Penal Court No 2 on September 9, 2020. The court sentenced the defendant to 8 years and 9 months on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(09/091) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 52 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 1,761 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on September 8, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 6,782 and total number of confirmed cases is 283,270 as of September 8, 2020.

It is learned from data shared by Ankara Chamber of Medicine on September 8, 2020 that 799 health workers including 131 doctors, 71 intern doctors, 5 dentists, 2 workplace doctors, 118 nurses and delivery nurses, 30 primary care doctors, 6 administrative personnel, 47 medical secretaries and social workers, 7 pharmacists, 9 radiology technicians, 39 emergency medical technicians, 10 laboratory experts, 3 physiotherapists and dietitians, 3 anaesthesia technicians, 1 finance officer, 99 cleaning workers, 7 kitchen workers, 10 security staff in Ankara tested positive for Covid-19.

 

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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.