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21 – 23 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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21 – 23 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/240) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 20, 2019 that, 4 HPG militants died in an air operation to Heftanin area of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on August 25, 2019.

It is learned that a civilian, Yusuf Kurt, died due to blast of an improvised explosive, alleged to be put by PKK, in rural areas of Dağiçi village of Nusaybin district of Mardin on September 22, 2019.

(09/241) Soldier Died in Adana…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 22, 2019 that, Şükrü Gündüz, who was on compulsory military service in Adana had a brain haemorrhage and died in hospital.

(09/242) Person Died Due to Being Hit by Military Vehicle in Tunceli…

It is learned that Oktay Er died due to being hit by a military vehicle in Göktepe village of Tunceli’s Mazgirt district on September 22, 2019.

(09/243) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 20, 2019 that, Mehmet Emin Taş and Fatma Ay, co-mayors of Diyarbakır’s Kulp district who were suspended, and civil works director Şener Aktaş, People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Kulp district co-chair Abidin Karaman and Mehmet Emin Ay who were kept in Diyarbakır D Type Prison, were transferred to Osmaniye T Type Prison under coercion.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 21, 2019 that, Özgür Sevim, a prisoner in Trabzon Beşikdüzü T Type Prison, was subjected to torture and ill-treatment at Elazığ T Type Prison where he was kept overnight on the way to Mardin for attending the trial of a case against him. It is reported that Özgür Sevim was subjected to physical violence of the wardens since he rejected strip search and was put in a solitary cell.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 22, 2019 that, prisoners who reject to be forced to stand up in military order and to sing national anthem in Maraş Türkoğlu Prison were subjected to physical violence.

(09/244) Rejection to Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan…

It is learned that the appeal made on September 20, 2019 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s sister and brother and tutelary along with the families of Hamili Yıldırım, Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysel Aktaş in order to visit, was rejected the same day on the grounds of limitations for prisoners in accordance with the Law on the Execution of Criminal and Security Measures Number 5275.

(09/245) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1048 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 20, 21, and 22, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 20, 2019, 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Alev Şahin and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 21, 2019, 2 people (Merve Demirel and Nazan Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Derviş Lermi, Nazan Bozkurt and Merve Demirel) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 22, 2019, 2 people (Derviş Lermi and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 13 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 20, 21, and 22, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/246) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 20, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained Cemal Yıldırım and 2 people who support him (Labourist Movement Party (EHP) Ankara chair Sanem Deniz Kural and Mahmut Konuk). It is learned that 3 people were released on the same day.

(09/247) Prevention of Saturday Mothers’ Protest in Istanbul…

Police obstructed all the streets around Galatasaray Square in Istanbul to prevent Saturday Mothers who rally every Saturday for 23 years in the same place to gather for the 756th time on September 21, 2019. Upon police prevention, the group including representatives of political parties, human rights defenders and artists along with families of disappeared people held a press declaration on the street of Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul office.

(09/248) Prevention of Human Rights Defenders’ Event in Istanbul…

“F sit-in”, which is organized for the 391st time by Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Branch Prison Watch Committee, to demand release of ill prisoners, on September 21, 2019, is prevented by the police. The police obstructed all the streets around Galatasaray Square. Human rights defenders made the press declaration in front of IHD Istanbul office.

(09/249) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the protest of Zeynep Koçak and Hakan Koçak, mother and father of lawyer Mustafa Koçak who is on indefinite hunger strike in prison, in front of Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara on September 20, 2019 and detained them. It is learned that detained 2 people are released on the same day.

(09/250) Police Interventions and Preventions Against Protests After Appointment of Trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van…

6 people who were detained for getting on a bus without tickets to protest appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van in Diyarbakır on September 17, 2019, are released by the court on judicial control conditions on September 20, 2019.

(09/251) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of the Women’s Defense Network in Tuzluçayır Square of Mamak district of Ankara on September 20, 2019 and detained 3 people by using physical violence and handcuffing them behind their backs. It is learned that detained people were subjected to physical violence in detention car too. The names of detained people who were released on the same day are: Aysun Gençtanır, Buse Üçer and Meziyet Yıldız.

(09/252) Police Prevention Against a Protest in Istanbul…

The police prevented the protest of families of military school students who have been arrested through July 15 coup attempt, in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Istanbul office on September 20, 2019.

(09/253) Arrest Warrant for Former HDP Co-Chairs…

On September 20, 2019, a new arrest warrant is issued by Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office for Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chairs of HDP, through an investigation on protests held on October 6 and 7, 2014. It is learned that a limitation of having only 3 lawyers is imposed on Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş for this investigation. Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ gave their official statements in prison through sound and vision system.

On September 21, 2019 President Tayyip Erdoğan stated the following on arrest of Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ once again: “This nation did not and will not forget those who called out to streets and killed 53 children of this nation. We will pursue this to the end. We cannot release them. If we do so our martyrs in the eternal realm will call us to account for.”

(09/254) Detained Journalist in Istanbul…

Taylan Kulaçoğlu, editor of Gazete Tamam newspaper, is detained in Istanbul on September 21, 2019 and is released on the same day after statement procedures at the prosecutor’s office.

(09/255) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The separate cases against 20 academicians (Assoc. Professor Ayten Alkan Mertoğlu from Istanbul University, Assoc. Professor Zeynep Dilek Hattatoğlu from Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Assist. Professor Ceren Ergenç Glauberman from METU, Didem Çınar Ünal from Istanbul Technical University, Assist. Professor Battal Odabaşı from Istanbul Aydın University, Professor Mine Gencel Bek from Ankara University, Professor Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu from METU, Assist. Professor Evrim Özlem Kavcar from Artuklu University, Emel Yuvayapan Yıldırım from Dokuz Eylül University, Professor Fatma Gök from Boğaziçi University, Research Assistant Hande Gülen from Yalova University, Assist. Professor Tuba Kıyan from Yıldız Technical University, Professor Nilüfer Göle Akat from Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Emine Aslı Odman from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, PhD Başak Ertür and PhD student Ayşe Arslan from University of London, Research Assistant Hazal Halavut from Boğaziçi University, Assist. Professor Gülsüm Depeli Sevinç from Hacettepe University, Assoc. Professor Hakan Koçak from Kocaeli University, Ümit Çetin from Westminster University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 32 are resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 19, 2019.

223 of 808 cases against academicians for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” are resulted in acquittal as of September 23, 2019.

(09/256) Journalists, Writers and Others on Trial in Istanbul…

The first trial of the case against Bloomberg reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalınkılıç who reported news on financial crisis and increasing exchange rates, and 36 people who shared and commented on these news reports on social media including Mustafa Sönmez, Merdan Yanardağ, Gazi Kozanoğlu, Sedef Kabaş Yirmibeşoğlu, upon the official complaint of Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, is held at Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 3 on September 20, 2019. The indictment demands jail penalty from 2 years to 5 years for 38 people, on the charge of ‘attempt to weaken financial order and stability of the state’. After defence hearings the court issued a warrant for absent defendants and adjourned the trial to January 17, 2020.

(09/257) Person on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’ in Van…

The final trial of the case against Burhan Borak, on the charge of ‘insulting the President in social media posts’ is held at Van Penal Court of First Instance No 2 on September 22, 2019. The court sentenced Burhan Borak to 12 years and 3 months for 7 posts on social media and did not defer the announcement of the verdict.

(09/258) Ankara JİTEM Case…

The case known as “Ankara JİTEM case” continued to be held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 1 on September 20, 2019.

The indictment demands jail sentence for defendants Mehmet Ağar, İbrahim Şahin, Korkut Eken, Ayhan Çarkın, Ayhan Akça, Ziya Bandırmalıoğlu, Ercan Ersoy, Ahmet Demirel, Ayhan Özkan, Seyfettin Lap, Enver Ulu, Uğur Şahin, Alper Tekdemir, Yusuf Yüksel, Abbas Semih Sueri, Lokman Külünk, Mahmut Yıldırım, Nurettin Güven, Muhsin Korman, on the charge of “committing murder as a part of activities of an armed organisation with the purpose of committing offences” for unidentified murders committed in an around Ankara between 1993 and 1996.

The court accepted to grant time to the prosecutor for legal opinion and adjourned the trial to December 13, 2019.

(09/259) June 5 – Diyarbakır Case…

The case on the bombing attack to HDP’s rally in Diyarbakır on June 5, 2015, is held on Sincan West Courthouse Heavy Penal Court No 2 on September 20, 2019. Arrested defendants Orhan Gönder, İsmail Korkmaz and Mustafa Kılınç joined the trial via sound and vision system from the prisons they are kept while Burhan Gök, unarrested defendant did not attend. The demand of complainants’ lawyers that Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister back then, should be heard as a witness is rejected by the court on the grounds that it would not make a significant contribution to the case as to accusations. he court decided to continue detention of arrested defendants and adjourned the trial to November 15, 2019.

(09/260) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 20, 2019, 6 people are detained in operations covering 3 cities through an Elazığ based investigation.

It is learned that a detention warrant is issued for 74 military members on active duty through an Istanbul based investigation on Turkish Armed Forces personnel and that operations are initiated in 30 cities.

(09/261) Ban of Events in Urfa…

Urfa Governorate made a declaration on September 20, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all out-door events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 15 days as of September 20, 2019. This is the second time of governorate ban on events for 15 days in Urfa.

(09/262) Ban of Event in Ankara…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 22, 2019 that, concert of Sabahat Akkiraz at Vedat Dalokay Park in Ankara on September 22, 2019, is banned on September 20, 2019 by Ankara Governorate on the grounds of security reasons.

[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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20 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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20 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/229) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 19, 2019 that, 2 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Beytüşşebap district of Şırnak on September 17, 2019; 1 HPG militant died in a clash in rural areas of Bitlis on September 17, 2019; 2 HPG militants died in two clashes in rural areas of Çukurca district of Hakkari on September 3 and September 6, 2019; 2 HPG militants died in an air operation to Xakurkê area in Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on September 4, 2019.

(09/230) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 19, 2019 that, prisoners in Osmaniye T Type Prison were forced to stand up in military order during roll-calls, and those who reject to it were subjected to physical violence of the wardens, 10 prisoners are kept in wards for 3 persons, and prisoners’ right to health and social, cultural and sportive activities were limited.

(09/231) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1045 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 19, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 19, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ, Nazan Bozkurt and Gülnaz Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 19, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/232) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 19, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained Cemal Yıldırım and 2 people who support him (Labourist Movement Party (EHP) Ankara chair Sanem Deniz Kural and Mahmut Konuk). It is learned that 3 people were released on the same day.

The police also detained Emine Uyanık and Melek Çetinkaya, mothers of military school students sentenced to life imprisonment after July 15 coup attempt, since they wanted to have a sit-in protest there too.

(09/233) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 19, 2019 by Meral Kuruç, whose son was sentenced to life imprisonment in July 15 coup attempt related cases, and detained Meral Kuruç.

It is learned that Şahide Yumuş, who was in front of AKP office for the same reason and Sümeyye Yılmaz, spouse of Mustafa Yılmaz who was abducted in Ankara on February 19, 2019, were prevented by the police.

It is also reported that, Hamide Göçer, whose son was also sentenced to life imprisonment in July 15 coup attempt related cases, was threatened as “if you keep coming here you will be arrested” by AKP executives that she met in AKP office.

(09/234) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Batman…

The police intervened the protest of dismissed municipality workers in front of AKP Batman office on September 19, 2019. Workers have been dismissed after AKP wins the local elections in Sason district of Batman on March 31, 2019. The number and names of detained people are unknown.

(09/235) HDP Executives on Trial in Antalya…

The indictment against People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Alanya district co-chair Safiye Dalgıç, district executive Abdulhekim Aktaş and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Alanya district executive Tefra Akçın, on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ is accepted by Antalya Heavy Penal Court No 8. The first trial will be held on October 2, 2019.

Safiye Dalgıç, Abdulhekim Aktaş and Tefra Akçın were detained on July 8, 2018 and were arrested by the court on July 12, 2019.

(09/236) ECHR Decision on Prison Transfers Under Coercion…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 19, 2019 that European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluded on the appeal of 2 prisoners who have been transferred to Kırıkkale Prison under coercion. ECHR decided that “Right to respect for private and family life” (Article 8 of European Convention of Human Rights) was violated and that 2 applicants should be paid a 6.000 Euro of compensation.

Abdülkerim Avşar, whose family lived in Diyarbakır then, and Abdülkerim Tekin, whose family lived in Siirt then, were transferred to Kırıkkale F Type Prison under coercion in 2008 and the appeals of their lawyers were rejected by Ministry of Justice.

(09/237) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against former Supreme Court judge Ahmet Toker, is held at Penal Department No 9 of Supreme Court on September 19, 2019. The court sentenced defendant to 14 years and 3 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

The final trial of the case against Ömer Tunç, former deputy director of Logistics Department of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 34 on September 19, 2019. The court sentenced defendant to 16 years 5 months and 15 days for ‘attempt to abolish constitutional order’, ‘violating privacy of workplace’ and ‘possession of unregistered firearm’.

(09/238) Banned Books…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 19, 2019 that 2 books, “From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race” by Avesta Publishing and “Song of the Soil” by Aram Publishing are banned by Kars Penal Court of Peace.

It is reported that these 2 books were sent to a prisoner in Kars T Type Prison, and the books were not given to prisoner but were sent to Kars Police Directorate although there was no ban on them, and this was followed by ban verdict of Kars Penal Court of Peace.

(09/239) Ban of Events in Muş…

Muş Governorate made a declaration on September 19, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 15 days as of September 20, 2019. This is the third time of governorate ban on events for 15 days in Muş.

[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.

[2]To subscribe to the e-mail group: please write ‘daily human rights reports subscription application’ to the title of your e-mail and sent it to dokumantasyon@tihv.org.tr.

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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.

19 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

19 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/215) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 18, 2019 that, Ramazan Çekmen, a prisoner in Denizli T Type Prison was subjected to disciplinary proceedings on the grounds that he spoke Kurdish with an officer on duty during family visits in prison. It is reported that Ramazan Çekmen was penalised with being prevented from some activities in prison, on the grounds of ‘speaking to or behaving towards institution staff improperly’.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 18, 2019 that, wards in Izmir Kırıklar Prison were searched 9 times within last 15 days and personal belongings of prisoners were scattered around during searches.

(09/216) Lawyers Were Subjected to Police Violence in Bursa…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 18, 2019 that, lawyer Fesih Demir in Bursa was stopped by the police while he was driving his car and that the police wanted to search his car although he states that he is a lawyer. It is reported that a quarrel took place and Fesih Demir was subjected to insults and threats of the police and was forcefully taken into the police car.

It is learned that lawyers from Bursa Bar Association Lawyers’ Rights Center who came to the police station where Fesih Demir was taken, were also subjected to verbal violence of the police.

Bursa Bar Association made the following statement:

“Our colleague stated that he will make an official complaint against the police officers and upon this, police officers at the station made a report based on groundless allegations against lawyer Ümit Özcan from Bursa Bar Association Lawyers’ Rights Center and attempted to treat him as a suspect although he was there in the line of duty, and his cell phone was tried to be seized on the grounds of ‘prosecutor’s instruction’. Police officers who assaulted lawyer Fesih Demir continued to verbally attack all our colleagues at the station.

Our colleague who was taken to station by a police car at 10 p.m. and another colleague from Bursa Bar Association Lawyers’ Rights Center who went there on duty were kept at the station until 8 a.m. without prosecutor’s instruction. Our colleague who was assaulted was taken to hospital for forensic report upon his demand however he was accompanied with police officers although there was no prosecution instruction.”

(09/217) Torture and Ill-Treatment Under Custody in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 18, 2019 that, 5 people who were detained by the police using physical violence to intervene sit-in protest of Peace Mothers in front of Justice and Development Party (AKP) Diyarbakır office on September 17, 2019, were subjected to torture and ill-treatment during detention and in detention vehicle.

(09/218) Person Was Forced to be Police Informant in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 18, 2019 that, a person named Soner İlbas was forced to be an informant by persons claiming to be Gendarmerie Special Operation Force members. It is stated in the news reports that, Soner İlbas went to Güvercintepe Police Station in Başakşehir district of Istanbul after he and his family members were called several times and then he was taken to a park and was forced to be an informant by those who called him.

(09/219) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1044 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 18, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 18, 2019, 2 people (Nazan Bozkurt and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 18, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/220) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 18, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained Cemal Yıldırım and Labourist Movement Party (EHP) Ankara chair Sanem Deniz Kural. The police also detained Emine Uyanık and Melek Çetinkaya, mothers of military school students sentenced to life imprisonment after July 15 coup attempt, since they wanted to have a sit-in protest there too. It is learned that 4 people were released on the same day.

(09/221) Police Interventions and Preventions Against Protests After Appointment of Trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van…

The police intervened the press declaration about appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van, which was to be held in front of Türkan Saylan Cultural Center in Izmir on September 18, 2019, and detained 6 people. Detained people are released on the same day. The names of detained people are: Mustafa Kazak, Recep Acar, Ferhat Harun Pehlivan, Hacay Yılmaz, Şerafettin Yetin and Yurdakul Üstekler.

It is learned that 1 person was detained on the grounds of a warrant, during the press declaration on September 17, 2019 in Diyarbakır for the same reason. The name of detained person is unknown.

(09/222) Community House Branch Chairs on Trial in Ankara…

The final trial of the case against Mutlu Community House branch chair Seher Gümüşay, Mamak Community House branch chair Dilara Doğanbaş, Keçiören Community House branch chair Şebnem Kıymet Yar, Eryaman Community House branch chair Şenay Yılmaz Güner and İlker Community House branch chair Eray Kurt, on the charges of ‘praising offense and offender’ and ‘being an illegal organisation member’, is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 13 on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted 5 people.

(09/223) Musician on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’…

The case against musician Ferhat Tunç on the charge of ‘insulting the President’ is held at Istanbul Büyükçekmece Penal Court of First Instance No 14 on September 17, 2019. The court rejected to lift the warrant on Ferhat Tunç and adjourned the trial to February 14, 2020.

(09/224) Musician on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against musician Ferhat Tunç on the charge of ‘inciting hatred and hospitality among people’ is held at Istanbul Büyükçekmece Penal Court of First Instance No 14 on September 17, 2019. The court decided to issue a warrant on Ferhat Tunç and adjourned the trial to December 4, 2019.

(09/225) Mazlum Turan Case…

Mardin Heavy Penal Court No 2 has reversed the verdict of Mardin Heavy Penal Court No 1 on April 27, 2019, which sentenced police officer Süleyman Esenboğa to 1 year 10 months and 15 days and then suspended the execution on January 18, 2019. Mazlum Turan (16) died due to the fire opened to his car, by special operations force applying road check in Kızıltepe district of Mardin on August 29, 2015, after an attack against police shuttle. It was claimed that Mazlum Turan disobeyed the stop warning for not having driving licence.

The retrial of Süleyman Esenboğa started on September 18, 2019. It is learned that the board of judges and the prosecutor of the case were changed three times so far. The prosecutor declared legal opinion which contradicts the earlier, and stated that the police officer should be acquitted on the grounds that “following an order cannot be sentenced”. The court rejected the demand for arrest of Süleyman Esenboğa and adjourned the trial to October 18, 2019.

(09/226) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 18, 2019, 2 people are detained in Ankara through an investigation against Samanyolu TV channel which was closed down by a state of emergency decree.

111 of 180 people who were detained through an Istanbul based investigation against Turkish Armed Forces personnel, are arrested by the court on September 18, 2019. 69 people are released 27 of which on judicial control conditions.

(09/227) Ban of Events in Mardin and Mersin…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 18, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 30 days as of September 19, 2019. This is the second time of governorate ban on events for 30 days in Mardin.

Mersin Governorate made a declaration on September 18, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 15 days as of September 17, 2019. Governorate has banned all events two times before, on August 20, and August 30, 2019, each for 10 days.

(09/228) Trustee Appointed to Karayazı District…

It is learned that Ministry of Interior suspended Melike Göksu, HDP co-mayor of Erzurum’s Karayazı district on September 18, 2019 and appointed district sub-governorate Mesut Tabakçıoğlu as trustee. Melike Göksu was arrested on September 17, 2019, upon the sentence of 7 years and 6 months given to her was approved by Penal Department No 16 of Supreme Court.

After local elections on March 31, 2019, trustees are appointed to 5 municipalities (3 to metropolitan cities and 2 to districts).

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18 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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18 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/195) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 17, 2019 that 2 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Muş on September 11, 2019.

(09/196) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 17, 2019 that, PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, Ömer Hayri Konar, Veysi Aktaş and Hamili Yıldırım who are kept in Imrali Prison are penalised with 3 months of disciplinary punishment.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 17, 2019 that Beyar Uğurlu and Celil Keskin, two ill-prisoners in Elazığ T Type Prison are put in solitary cells although a medical report states that they cannot be kept in solitary cells.

(09/197) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1043 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 17, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 17, 2019, 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Nazan Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Mahmut Konuk) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 17, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/198) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Diyarbakır…

The police intervened Peace Mothers who make a sit-in protest with a banner of “Mothers Demand Peace” in front of Justice and Development Party (AKP) Diyarbakır office on September 17, 2019 and detained 5 people. It is learned that detained people were released after statement procedures on the same day. The names of detained people are: Nazime Yürek, Aklime Hanas, Aysel Tufan, Sultan Aksoy and Vahide (unknown surname).

(09/199) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 17, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained him. It is learned that Cemal Yıldırım was released on the same day.

(09/200) Arrested Co-Mayor…

It is learned that Melike Göksu, People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-mayor of Erzurum’s Karayazı district, is put in prison on September 17, 2019, upon Supreme Court’s approval of 7 years and 6 months’ sentence given to her on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(09/201) Co-Mayor on Trial…

The final trial of the case against Filiz Buluttekin, HDP co-mayor of Diyarbakır’s Sur district, for a speech she made at Women’s Conference in Diyarbakır on January 7, 2018, is held at Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 11 on September 17, 2019. The court sentenced Filiz Buluttekin to 10 months for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ and deferred the announcement of the verdict.

(09/202) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The separate cases against 2 academicians (Professor Halil Resmi from Dokuz Eylül University and Research Assistant Serdar Başçetin from Erzincan University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 36 are held on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted both academicians.

The separate cases against 2 academicians (Research Assistant Esra Demir Gürsel from Marmara University and Research Assistant Emre Özyetiş from Artuklu University) for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 are held on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted both academicians.

The case against PhD Cenk Yiğiter from Ankara University for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 32 is resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 17, 2019.

The case against Professor Cengiz Erçin from Kocaeli University for the same reason on Kocaeli Heavy Penal Court No 5 is held on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted Cengiz Erçin.

195 of 808 cases against academicians for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” are resulted in acquittal as of September 18, 2019.

(09/203) Union Members on Trial in Aydın…

The final trial of the case against 6 members (Orhan Görü, Turgay Elçi, Gökhan Gök, Dursun Keleş, Mustafa Dağlı and Mehmet Sarıtaş) of Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen), for activities and events they participated, is held at Aydın Heavy Penal Court No 2 on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted 6 people.

(09/204) Journalist on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against Fatih Polat, Evrensel newspaper executive editor, on the charge of ‘insulting the President’ in his article “What do respondents say about the allegations about Erdoğan family?”, is held at Bakırköy Penal Court of First Instance No 31 on September 17, 2019. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to November 14, 2019.

(09/205) Journalist on Trial in Ankara…

The final trial of the case against Hüseyin Özkaya, former reporter of Taraf newspaper which was closed down by a state of emergency decree, as a part of “Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation / Parallel State Structure Investigations”, is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 16 on September 17, 2019. The court acquitted Hüseyin Özkaya to 7 years and 6 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(09/206) Grup Yorum Band Members and Others on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against 15 people (5 arrested) including Grup Yorum music band members Helin Bölek and Bahar Kurt, on the charges of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and ‘leading an illegal organisation’, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 35 is held on September 17, 2019. The court rejected demand of release of arrested defendants and adjourned the trial to November 20, 2019.

(09/207) Singer on Trial in Edirne for ‘Insulting the President’…

The final trial of the case against Saide İnaç (Hozan Cane), a German citizen singer, on Edirne Penal Court of First Instance No 6, on the charge of ‘insulting the President’ is held on September 17, 2019. The court sentenced Saide İnaç to 1 year and 1 month and 15 days and deferred the announcement of the verdict.

Saide İnaç was detained on June 23, 2018 in Edirne where she came to support HDP’s campaign for elections on June 24, 2018; she was arrested on June 26, 2018 on the grounds of her social media posts.

(09/208) Constitutional Court Decision on Halk TV Channel’s Appeal…

Constitutional Court’s decision on the appeal of Halk Radio and Television Broadcasting Corp. is published on the official gazette on September 17, 2019. The appeal was about broadcast ban on news reports related to parliamentary investigation commission to inquire bribery and corruption allegations for former ministers Mehmet Zafer Çağlayan, Muammer Güler, Egemen Bağış and Erdoğan Bayraktar. The court decided that freedom of press and expression was violated by the broadcast ban.

(09/209) Police Officer on Trial for Death of Ömer Barış Topkara in Istanbul…

The re-trial of the case against police officer H. D. S. for death of Ömer Barış Topkara (16) is held at Penal Department No 1 of Istanbul Regional Court, upon Supreme Court’s reversal of the 15 years’ sentence given by the same court earlier. The court sentenced H. D. S. to 7 years and 6 months (with good time conduct) on the charge of ‘causing death with conscious negligence’ following Supreme Court’s decision.

Ömer Barış Topkara and a friend of him were detained in a shopping mall in Esenyurt district of Istanbul on February 16, 2017 and were handcuffed to each other. Upon their attempt to run away after exiting the hospital where they were taken for health check the police have fired a warning shot into the air and the children have stopped afterwards. The police officer H.D.S. has hit Topkara at the head with his gun and the child has died due to gunfire after the impact. The local court has given 11 years and 8 months’ jail sentence for ‘killing with an eventual intention under unjust provocation’ and it was reversed by Penal Department No 1 of Istanbul Regional Court which sentenced H.D.S. to 15 years. Supreme Court reversed this verdict and decided the police officer to be sentenced on the charge of ‘causing death with conscious negligence’.

(09/210) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 17, 2019, 14 people are detained in operations covering 8 cities through an Ankara based investigation and 9 people are detained in Ankara for using ByLock.

On September 17, 2019 a detention warrant is issued for 14 people including military members on active duty and dismissed police officers, through an Izmir based investigation. It is learned that operations are initiated in 9 cities.

(09/211) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Mehmet Kaya, former judge of Supreme Court, is held at Penal Department No 9 of Supreme Court on September 17, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 15 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(09/212) Ban of Events in Adana…

Adana Governorate made a declaration on September 17, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 15 days as of September 18, 2019. This is the third time of governorate ban on events for 15 days in Adana.

(09/213) Ban of Events in Hakkari…

Hakkari Governorate made a declaration on September 17, 2019 and announced that over trustee appointment to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van; all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 30 days as of September 16, 2019 until October 15, 2019. This is the second time of governorate ban on events for 30 days in Adana.

(09/214) Trustee Appointed to Kulp District…

It is learned that Ministry of Interior suspended Mehmet Fatih Taş and Fatma Ay, HDP co-mayors of Diyarbakır’s Kulp district on September 17, 2019 and appointed district sub-governorate Mustafa Gözlet as trustee.

Mehmet Fatih Taş and Fatma Ay were detained through the investigation on the attack in Kulp district on September 12, 2019, which killed 7 people including 3 village guards, and were arrested on September 16, 2019.

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17 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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17 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/182) Prisoner Died in Prison…

It is learned from news reports that Mustafa Akyol, an ill-prisoner in Ağrı Patnos L Type Prison, died on September 16, 2019, in Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Hospital.

(09/183) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1042 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 6, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 16, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Nazan Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Merve Demirel) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 16, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/184) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the protestors in front of Çankaya Public Health Directorate on September 17, 2019, who rally to regain their jobs from which they had been dismissed by state of emergency decrees, and detained 2 people (Mahmut Konuk and 1 person). It is learned that 2 people were released the same day.

(09/185) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Istanbul…

The police intervened the sit-in protest at Bakırköy Square on September 16, 2019 of Nursel Tanrıverdi who rally to regain her job from which she had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained her by using physical violence. It is learned that Nursel Tanrıverdi was released on the same day after statement procedures.

(09/186) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in front of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Ankara office on September 16, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained him. It is learned that Cemal Yıldırım was released on the same day after statement procedures.

(09/187) Police Interventions and Preventions Against Protests After Appointment of Trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van…

The police intervened the march of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Ankara Women’s Assembly saying “co-chair system is our purple line”, about appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van, which was to be held in Tunalı Hilmi Street of Ankara on September 16, 2019, and used physical violence to detain 9 people including HDP Ankara co-chair. Detained people are released on the same day. The names of detained people are: HDP Ankara co-chair Zeyno Bayramoğlu, Aslı Bayramoğlu, Bedriye Irmak, Emine Kaya, Betül Koca, Aslı Viyan Saraç, Birsen Kaya, Sibel Polat, Yağmur Yurtsever.

The police prevented the press declaration of HDP Izmir Women’s Assembly in Alsancak of Izmir on September 16, 2019. HDP MP’s made a press declaration under police blockade.

(09/188) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Istanbul…

The police prevented the protest to be held in front of AKP Istanbul office on September 16, 2019, by families of military school students who were arrested through the investigation on July 15 coup attempt,

(09/189) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Izmir…

The police prevented the press declaration on September 16, 2019, by students who have been having sit-in protest in front of Fine Arts Faculty building of Dokuz Eylül University in Narlıdere, which is planned to be relocated in Tınaztepe Campus.

(09/190) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Kocaeli…

The police used pepper spray to intervene the protest in front of district municipality building, by stallholders in Derince district of Kocaeli on September 16, 2019. It is learned that nobody was detained.

(09/191) Detained Co-Mayor in Diyarbakır…

Fatma Ay, People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-mayor of Diyarbakır’s Kulp district and Mehmet Emin Ay are detained on September 16, 2019, through the investigation on the attack in Kulp district on September 12, 2019, which killed 7 people including 3 village guards.

The other co-mayor Mehmet Fatih Taş, HDP’s district co-chair Abidin Karaman and Municipality Civil Works Director Şener Aktaş have been detained through the same investigation.

Those 5 people are arrested by the court on September 17, 2019.

(09/192) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The cases against 15 academicians (Lecturer Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, Lecturer Gözde Durmuş and Professor Gencer Özcan from Bilgi University, PhD Zeynep Gönen Yüksel, Research Assistant Taylan Banguoğlu from Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Professor Melek Göregenli, Professor Zerrin Kurtoğlu Şahin and PhD student Cana Bostan from Ege University, Assoc. Professor Ayşen Candaş, Assist. Professor Elif Aysimi Duman, Professor Şemsa Özar and PhD Ceyda Arslan Kechriotis from Boğaziçi University, Tuna Altınel from Lyon I University, Professor Deniz Özdemir from Yaşar University, Professor Mehmet Ozan Erözden from MEF University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 29 are resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 16, 2019.

(09/193) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 16, 2019, 24 people are detained on a warrant which was issued for 165 people through an Ankara based investigation on leakage of questions of Sub-Governor Exam 2012. The number of detentions raised up to 107.

(09/194) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Duran Eryılmaz, former deputy governor of Yozgat, is held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 23 on September 16, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 8 years and 1 month for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

The final trial of the case against former Supreme Court judge Mehmet Murat Yönder is held on Penal Department No 9 of Supreme Court on September 16, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 12 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

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14 – 16 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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14 – 16 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/158) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 14, 2019 that, 2 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Diyarbakır’s Dicle district on September 9, 2019.

It is learned that 1 solider who was injured due to crash of a military vehicle in Iğdır on June 6, 2019, died in hospital on September 14, 2019.

It is learned that 1 village guard who was wounded in an attack in rural areas of Mardin’s Ömerli district on September 7, 2019 died in hospital on September 14, 2019.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 15, 2019 that, 2 HPG militants died in an air operation of Turkish Air Forces to Haftanin area in Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

(09/159) Prisoner Died in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 14, 2019 that, Kemal Bilici, a prisoner in Manisa T Type Prison, died in hospital on September 11, 2019. It is reported that Kemal Bilici was diagnosed with “depression due to confinement” and had difficulties such as attention deficit, limitations of movement and speech impediment after taking prescribed medication, and he was referred to Manisa Psychiatric Hospital on August 22, 2019.

(09/160) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 15, 2019 that Şerif Mesutoğlu who was sentenced to life imprisonment on the case about bombing attack on November 10, 2016 which caused death of Mardin’s Derik district sub-governor Mehmet Fatih Safitürk, is on hunger strike for a fair trial for 84 days in Siverek T Type Prison.

(09/161) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

On September 13, 2019, a letter from prisoners in Kırıkkale F Type Prison stating right violations they were subjected to, is covered by news reports. According to their letter, social, cultural and sports rights of prisoners are limited, prices at prison mess hall is too high, 4 prisoners are kept in wards for 3 which obliges 1 prisoner to sleep on the floor, prisoners’ personal belongings are being scattered around during ward searches, and the number of books per prisoner is limited to 10.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 13, 2019 that prisoners in Tokat T Type Prison are forced to stand in military order during roll-calls.

(09/162) Prevention of Right to Health in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 15, 2019 that Sıddık Güler (80) an ill-prisoner in İskenderun T Type Prison was not medically treated.

(09/163) People Were Subjected to Torture and Ill-Treatment of Gendarmerie in Mardin…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 14, 2019 that, after the clash in rural areas of Ömerli district of Mardin where 1 police officer died, almost 70 people including local headmen of 15 villages nearby, were called to Ömerli District Gendarmerie Command. It is reported that those who went to the gendarmerie command were made wait under sun for 2 hours and were subjected to verbal and physical violence.

One of those waited at the gendarmerie command stated the following: “A young person who stood up to their insults was beaten in front of us and then they took him inside. We do not know what they did to him there. And they beat 5 more people who reacted against them. They choked him and beat. They insulted especially the local headmen who came from the villages under curfew.”

(09/164) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1041 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 13, 14, and 15, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 13, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 14, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 15, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 12 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 13, 14, and 15, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/165) Prevention of Saturday Mothers’ Protest in Istanbul…

Police obstructed all the streets around Galatasaray Square in Istanbul to prevent Saturday Mothers who rally every Saturday for 23 years in the same place to gather for the 755th time on September 14, 2019. Upon police prevention, the group including representatives of political parties, human rights defenders and artists along with families of disappeared people held a press declaration on the street of Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul office.

(09/166) Gendarmerie Intervention to a Protest in Muş…

On September 14, 2019, gendarmerie intervened into residents of Arakonak village in Bulanık district of Muş, who protest stone pit construction, and detained 15 people. It is learned that 2 people were injured due to intervention. Detained people are released after statement procedures on September 15, 2019. The names of detained people are unknown.

(09/167) Detained Co-Mayor in Diyarbakır…

Mehmet Fatih Taş, People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-mayor of Diyarbakır’s Kulp district is detained on September 13, 2019, through the investigation on the attack in Kulp district on September 12, 2019, which killed 7 people including 3 village guards. HDP’s district co-chair Abidin Karaman and Municipality Civil Works Director Şener Aktaş have been detained through the same investigation. It is reported that Kulp Municipality building was raided and searched by the police on September 13, 2019.

(09/168) Detained HDP Executive in Van…

6 of 23 people, members of HDP and Democratic Society Congress (DTK) who were detained in house raids in Van on September 10, 2019 are arrested by the court on September 13, 2019. The names of arrested people are: Sait Kılıç, İbrahim Sungur, Fikret Doğan, Yadişen Karabulak, Dilan Yıldız and Nesibe Akdağ.

(09/169) Detained Journalist in Diyarbakır…

Journalist Hamza Özkan who was detained on September 10, 2019 in Diyarbakır, is released by the court on September 13, 2019.

(09/170) Detained People for Social Media Posts in Izmir…

7 people who were detained for social media posts in house raids in Izmir on September 12, 2019, are released after statement procedures at the police on the same day. The names of detained people are unknown.

(09/171) Police Raid to Chamber of City Planners in Diyarbakır…

On September 13, 2019, Diyarbakır office of Chamber of City Planners of TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) is raided by the police and the banner “Don’t Touch to My Political Will and My City” is removed on the grounds of prosecutor’s office verdict.

(09/172) Police Raid to HDP Office in Osmaniye…

It is learned that HDP’s Osmaniye office is raided by the police on September 13, 2019. It is reported that posters and stickers about trustee appointments to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van were seized by the police and HDP provincial co-chair Cebrail Mutlu is detained after search.

(09/173) Former HDP Co-Chair on Trial…

The case against Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chair of HDP, on the charge of ‘insulting Ahmet Davutoğlu’, the Prime Minister back then, in a speech he made, is held on September 13, 2019 on Mersin Penal Court of First Instance No 14. Selahattin Demirtaş did not join the trial. The court rejected Selahattin Demirtaş’s demand to attend the trials in person and adjourned the trial.

(09/174) Van Co-Mayor on Trial…

The case at Van Heavy Penal Court No 2 against Van co-mayor Bedia Özgökçe Ertan, who was suspended and replaced by an appointed trustee, is held on September 13, 2019. The indictment demands sentence for Bedia Özgökçe Ertan on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’. The court decided to send a writ to Grand National Assembly of Turkey to check legal impunity and adjourned the trial.

(09/175) Former ESP Chair on Trial…

The case against Çiçek Otlu, former chair of Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) and 3 members of ESP (Sidar Balsever, Ali Haydar Keleş and Bedran Çoğaltay) on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 25 is held on September 13, 2019. After defence hearings the court released Çiçek Otlu, Ali Haydar Keleş and Sidar Balsever on judicial control conditions and adjourned the trial to February 13, 2020.

Former ESP chair Çiçek Otlu was arrested on August 22, 2017.

(09/176) Constitutional Court Decision on Abidin Cevher…

Constitutional Court’s decision on the individual appeal of Abidin Cevher, who was injured at one eye due to gas canister fired at a police intervention to a protest in 2013 in Ankara, is published on the official gazette on September 13, 2019. The court decided that Abidin Cevher should be paid a compensation of 50.000 Turkish Liras for immaterial damages since his right to live and right to assembly and demonstration were violated. The court also decided to send the verdict to Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office for re-investigation.

(09/177) Van Governorate’s Decision on Allegations of Torture and Ill-Treatment…

It is learned that Van Governorate did not accept to investigate 66 police officers, about allegations of torture and ill-treatment to 8 people including 2 children who were detained in a house raid in İpekyolu district of Van on July 14, 2018, where 3 people including 1 police officer died.

(09/178) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 13, 2019, a warrant was issued for 165 people through an Ankara based investigation on leakage of questions of Sub-Governor Exam 2012, and 83 of them are detained.

On September 13, 2019, a detention warrant is issued for 23 people including military members on active duty through and Adana based investigation.

On September 14, 2019, 141 of 222 military officers on active duty for whom a detention warrant was issued, are detained in operations covering 54 cities through an Istanbul based investigation.

(09/179) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against 37 people including Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) former chair Mustafa Kaplan and some other former executives, is held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 16 on September 13, 2019. The court sentenced 20 people including Mustafa Kaplan to jail penalties from 6 years and 3 months to 8 years and 9 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court acquitted 17 people.

(09/180) Ban of an Event in Istanbul…

It is learned that Grup Yorum band’s concert at Taksim Ortaoyuncuları Theatre Company in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul on September 14, 2019 is banned by Beyoğlu Sub-Governorate.

(09/181) Special Security Zone in Hakkari…

Hakkari Governorate made a declaration on September 14, 2019 and announced 5 areas in central, Çukurca, Şemdinli, Yüksekova and Derecik districts as special security zones as of September 14, 2019 until September 28, 2019.

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(09/126) Child Hit by an Armoured Police Vehicle in Diyarbakır…

On September 11, 2019, a six-year old child, E. T. (m) is hit by an armoured police vehicle in Bağlar district of Diyarbakır. It is learned that E. T. is taken to hospital with brain haemorrhage and is still in critical condition.

(09/127) Abduction Attempt in Ankara…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 11, 2019 that Hayrullah Narin, a member of Education and Science Workers Union (Eğitim-Sen) in Eryaman district of Ankara was forced to get in a black van and was attempted to be abducted by people claim themselves to be police officers. It is learned that Hayrullah Narin made an official complaint about the abduction attempt.

Hayrullah Narin stated the following: “They told me that they were friends with me. I objected to it and told them that I would call my lawyer in case of a legal detention. One of them in the vehicle said ‘Don’t be such a show-off, get in the car’, another one held my arm and tried to pull me in and I turned towards a grocery store shouting ‘They are kidnapping me’. These 3 people got in the car and went away after some people around came nearby.”

(09/128) Police Raid to Union Offices in Diyarbakır…

On September 11, 2019, the police raided Diyarbakır offices of Education and Science Workers Union (Eğitim-Sen) and Health and Social Service Employees Union (SES) and removed the banners saying “My Vote is My Political Will” on the grounds of prosecutor’s decision.

The police have raided union offices previously, to remove the banners saying “Do Not Touch to My Political Will”.

(09/129) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1037 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 11, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 11, 2019, 2 people (Nazan Bozkurt and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Nazan Bozkurt and Acun Karadağ) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 11, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/130) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The separate cases against 2 academicians (Professor Serdar Değirmencioğlu from Doğuş University and Assist. Professor Özlem Savaş from Bilkent University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 30 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ are held on September 11, 2019. The court acquitted 2 academicians.

The case against Research Assistant Esra Cesur Erdem from Middle East Technical University for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 is held on September 11, 2019. The court decided to send the case to Ankara Heavy Penal Court on the grounds of lack of venue decision.

The separate cases against 2 academicians (Professor Ayşe Berkman from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Lecturer Chris Stephenson from Bilgi University) for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 36 are held on September 11, 2019. The court adjourned both trials to September 12, 2019.

The case against Assist. Professor İlker Gökhan Şen from Anadolu University for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 13 is held on September 11, 2019. The court adjourned the trial to December 5, 2019.

The cases against 11 academicians (Assoc. Professor Yıldırım Şentürk from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Lecturer Özlem Köseoğlu, Yörük Kurtaran and Assoc. Professor Bülent Bilmez from Bilgi University, Professor Ali Çeliksöz from Cumhuriyet University, Assist. Professor Hilal Alkan Zeybek from 29 Mayıs University, Assist. Professor Kasım Akbaş from Anadolu University, Professor Onur Hamzaoğlu from Kocaeli University, Research Assistant Asena Pala from Artuklu University, T.E.K. from Pennsylvania University and Professor Erhan Ünlü from Dicle University) on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 25 is resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 11, 2019.

(09/131) Former Co-Mayor on Trial…

The case against Sara Kaya, former co-mayor of Nusaybin district of Mardin, is held on Mardin Heavy Penal Court No 4 on September 11, 2019. Sara Kaya joined the trial from prison via sound and vision system.

The court decided to continue detention of Sara Kaya and adjourned the trial to November 6, 2019.

(09/132) Austrian Journalist on Trial…

The final trial of the case against Austrian Max Zirngast and Social Freedom Party (TÖP) members Mithatcan Türetken and Hatice Göz, on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 26, is held on September 11, 2019. The court acquitted 3 people.

decided to release 3 people with a ban on leaving the country and to hold the first hearing on April 11, 2019.

Max Zirngast, Mithatcan Türetken and Hatice Göz were detained in house raids in Ankara and Hatay on September 11, 2018 and all were arrested on September 21, 2018.The court accepted the indictment against them on December 24, 2018 and released 3 people on scheduling order.

(09/133) Journalist on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The trial of the case against Evrensel newspaper columnist Yusuf Karataş, for his activities within Democratic Society Congress (DTK) is held on Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 9 on September 11, 2019. The court rejected to lift the ban on leaving the country and adjourned the trial to December 25, 2019.

(09/134) Journalist on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The trial of the case against journalist Ayşegül Doğan, for her interviews with Democratic Society Congress (DTK) executives and the events she attended, is held on Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 9 on September 11, 2019. The court adjourned the trial to December 25, 2019.

(09/135) Journalist on Trial in Istanbul…

The final trial of the case against journalist Uğur Dündar, on the grounds of insulting Binali Yıldırım, AKP’s Izmir MP back then, in a column he published on April 5, 2014, is held on Istanbul Küçükçekmece Penal Court of First Instance No 2 on September 11, 2019. The court sentenced Uğur Dündar to 11 months and 20 days and then converted the jail sentence to the obligation to read books, articles and dissertations related to “crimes against honour” in university libraries for at least 2 hours a week during 5 months and 25 days.

(09/136) Şerzan Kurt Case…

The retrial of the case against retired police officer Gültekin Şahin, who was sentenced to 16 years for shooting university student Şerzan Kurt to death on May 19, 2010, is held on Eskişehir Heavy Penal Court No 1 on September 11, 2019. The Supreme Court has reversed the 16-years’ sentence earlier. The court sentenced Gültekin Şahin to 12 years on the charge of “aggravated injury on account of its consequences” and then reduced it to 7 years and 6 months on the grounds of unjust provocation and good conduct.

(09/137) Çorlu Train Crash Case…

The case against 4 officials of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) about the train crash on July 8, 2018, in Çorlu district of Tekirdağ where 25 people died and 328 people got wounded, is held on Çorlu Heavy Penal Court No 1 on September10 and 11, 2019. 4 officials of TCDD on trial are: Turgut Kurt, railway maintenance manager at TCDD Regional Directorate No 1 Halkalı Railway Maintenance Directorate No 14; Özkan Polat, railway maintenance and repair chief at Çerkezköy Maintenance and Repair, Celaleddin Çabuk, line maintenance and repair official at Railway Maintenance Directorate and Çetin Yıldırım, chief in charge of bridges who has signed the annual inspection report issued on May 2018.

The indictment demands jail sentence from 2 years to 15 years for defendants on the charge of ‘reckless killing and injury’.

After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to December 10, 2019.

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(09/110) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 10, 2019 that, 1 militant died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Diyarbakır’s Hani district on September 6, 2019.

(09/111) Police Interventions and Preventions Against Protests After Appointment of Trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van…

The press declaration to be held in Mardin on September 10, 2019, by People’s Democratic Party (HDP), about appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van, is prevented by the police blocking the HDP office.

(09/112) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1036 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 10, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 10, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Mahmut Konuk) and at 18.00 2 people (Merve Demirel and Acun Karadağ) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 10, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/113) Detained ESP Co-Chair…

On September 10, 2019, Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) co-chair Şahin Tümüklü, central executive board member Hüseyin İldan, party assembly member Aydın Kılıçdere, and Istanbul co-chair Pınar Türk are detained in house raids Istanbul.

It is learned that ESP Ataşehir district office was also raided by the police.

(09/114) Detained HDP Executive in Van…

On September 10, 2019, 18 members of HDP and Democratic Society Congress (DTK) including HDP Van co-chair are detained in house raids in Van. The names of detained people are: HDP Van co-chair Yadişen Karabulak, Nesibe Akdağ, Fikret Doğan, Mehmet Sait Karabıyık, Fatih Şahin, Hasan Güven, Abdullah Keleş, Vahyettin Uca, Ertuğrul Korkmaz, Esra Babur, Şefik Ummaz, Dilan Yıldız, Bahattin Yavuz, Seyit Kılıç, HDP Özalp district co-chair Burhan Atmaca, Tahsin Akti, Veysi Akti, Muhsin Aladağ.

(09/115) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The case against Assist. Professor Lülüfer Körükmez from Ege University for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 14 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held on September 10, 2019. The court decided to send the case to Supreme Court on the grounds of lack of venue decision.

The case against Assist. Professor Güldem Özatağan from Izmir Institute of Technology for the same reason on Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 13 is resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 10, 2019.

The case against Doğan Emrah Zıraman for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 25 is resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 10, 2019.

The cases against 11 academicians (Assist. Professor Mehmet Penpecioğlu from Izmir Institute of Technology, PhD Ali Rıza Güngen 19 Mayıs University, Research Assistant Gülsevim Evsel and Assist. Professor Başak Alpan from METU, Research Assistant Aysun Gezen from Ankara University, Professor Mihriban Özbaşaran from Istanbul University, Research Assistant Damla Karaman from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, PhD Alper Açık from Özyeğin University, Assoc. Professor Yasemin Özgün from Anadolu University, Assoc. Professor Eylem Kılıç Oğurlu from Van Yüzüncüyıl University, Assist. Professor Fatma Işık Gürleyen from Izmir Economy University, Research Assistant Sinem Önem from Hacettepe University and Uğur Çetin) on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 28 are resulted in acquittal as a preceding judgment of the court on September 10, 2019. Thus the cases against 16 academicians on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 28 are resulted in acquittal.

The case against Assist. Professor Eylem Çamuroğlu Çığ from Mersin University is held on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 26 on September 10, 2019. The court acquitted Eylem Çamuroğlu Çığ.

(09/116) Co-Mayor on Trial…

The case against Diyarbakır co-mayor Selçuk Mızraklı, who was suspended and replaced by an appointed trustee, on the grounds of his activities within Democratic Society Congress (DTK), is held on Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 9 on September 10, 2019. The indictment demands jail sentence up to 15 years on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court decided to continue ban on leaving the country and adjourned the trial to December 25, 2019.  

(09/117) The Case Against Writer Fikret Başkaya…

The case against writer Fikret Başkaya, for his article “Actual Terror is State’s Terror” which was published on Özgür Üniversite website on November 7, 2016, is held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 21 on September 10, 2019.

The prosecutor declared legal opinion on the case and demanded sentence for Fikret Başkaya on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’. The prosecutor also demanded an official complaint against Fikret Başkaya according to Article 301 of Turkish Penal Code.

The court adjourned the trial to November 22, 2019.

(09/118) Journalist on Trial in Antep…

The case against Barış Polat from Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper which was closed down by a state of emergency decree, on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’, is held at Antep Heavy Penal Court No 7 on September 10, 2019. The prosecutor declared the legal opinion on the case and demanded sentenced for Barış Polat. The court adjourned the trial to January 7, 2010.

(09/119) Person on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’…

The case against actor Mehmet Aslan, on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’ on social media posts, is held at Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 8 on September 10, 2019. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial.

(09/120) Constitutional Court Decision on Journalist Erdal İmrek…

On September 10, 2019, Constitutional Court concluded on individual appeal of journalist Erdal İmrek who was subjected to physical violence of the police while he was reporting on a protest at Taksim, Istanbul for the first anniversary of Gezi Park protests on May 31, 2014. The court decided that Erdal İmrek should be paid a compensation of 27.500 Turkish Liras as immaterial damages since his right to be treated in dignity and freedom of press was violated. The court also decided to send the verdict to Istanbul Administrative Court No 2 and Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office for re-trial.

(09/121) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 10, 2019, 39 people are detained for using ByLock in Ankara; and a former military member is detained in Eskişehir.

On September 10, 2019, a detention warrant is issued for 53 people including 50 military members on active duty, through an Ankara based investigation on Gendarmerie Command personnel.

On September 10, 2019, a detention warrant is issued for 53 people including military members on active duty, through a Konya based investigation. 10 of them are detained in operations covering 28 cities.

(09/122) Curfew in Artuklu…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 10, 2019 and lifted the curfew as of 08.00 on September 10, 2019, on Elmabahçe rural neighbourhood of Artuklu district which was announced as of 14.30 on September 9, 2019 until a further notice.

(09/123) Curfew in Nusaybin…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 10, 2019 and lifted the curfew as of 08.00 on September 10, 2019, on Büyükkardeş and Küçükkardeş rural neighbourhoods of Nusaybin district which was announced as of 14.00 on September 7, 2019 until a further notice.

(09/124) Curfew in Ömerli…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 10, 2019 and lifted the curfew as of 08.00 on September 10, 2019, on Sulakdere and Duygulu rural neighbourhoods of Ömerli district which was announced as of 14.00 on September 7, 2019 until a further notice.

(09/125) Ban of Events in Van…

Van Governorate made a declaration on September 10, 2019 and announced that all events such as demonstrations, press declarations, meetings, sit-ins, opening stands and tents, festivals, concerts, delivering leaflets and so on are banned for 15 days as of September 11, 2019. All events are banned in Van since November 21, 2016, which makes a continuous ban for 1023 days in total.

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(09/093) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 9, 2019 that 3 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in Kemah district of Erzincan on August 13, 2019; 1 militant died in an air operation of Turkish Air Forces to Haftanin area in Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on September 4, 2019.

It is learned that 1 soldier who got heavily wounded due to an explosion during military operation in rural areas of Hakkari’s Çukurca district, died on September 9, 2019.

(09/094) Prisoner Died…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 9, 2019 that, Mehmet Selim Buğrahan (87), a prisoner in Maraş Türkoğlu L Type Prison, fell ill and died in Sütçü İmam University Hospital where he was taken to.

(09/095) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 9, 2019 that in Urfa Hilvan E Type Prison No 2 visit days of prisoners are being arbitrarily changed by the administration; prisoners’ radios are being seized; and prisoners are having health problems due to water cuts.

(09/096) Food Poisoning in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 9, 2019 that, prisoners in Izmir Şakran T Type Prison No 4 had food poisoning after eating the food given by prison administration. It is reported that prisoners were given serum treatment in prison infirmary. It is claimed in the news reports that the food given to prisoners was expired.

(09/097) Torture and Ill-Treatment Under Custody in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 9, 2019 that, Zeliha Barin, was subjected to torture and ill-treatment, was threatened to death and was forced to be a police informant under custody in Diyarbakır. Zeliha Barin was first subjected to knife attack of the group who has been having a sit-in protest about their missing children, in front of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır office and then was detained by the police arriving there.

Zeliha Barin states the following: “They tried to detain me and I was subjected to verbal and physical violence of the police at that time. They said ‘How many children did you take to mountains [referring to PKK camps], which ways did you use, did you take them over Lice or Dicle?’ and asked questions that I have nothing to do with (…) I did not accept their accusations. Before taking me into the Ranger brand vehicle in front of my house, a police officer hit me with the stock of his gun and my father tried to block me to protect. I resisted and then I was detained. I was taken to hospital but they gave me a report saying that I was not beaten (…) They asked illegal questions as it were a chat, they implicitly forced me to be a police informant and said ‘Help us so that we will help you too’. I refused to have a conversation with them.”

(09/098) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1035 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 9, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 9, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Nazan Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 12 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 9, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/099) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the protestors in front of Çankaya Public Health Directorate on September 9, 2019, who rally to regain their jobs from which they had been dismissed by state of emergency decrees, and detained 2 people (Mahmut Konuk and Cemal Yıldırım). It is learned that 2 people were released the same day.

(09/100) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Istanbul…

The police intervened the sit-in protest at Bakırköy Square on September 9, 2019 of Nursel Tanrıverdi who rally to regain her job from which she had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained her by using physical violence. It is learned that Nursel Tanrıverdi was released on the same day after statement procedures.

(09/101) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Diyarbakır…

The police used pepper spray to intervene the residents who held a protest power cuts by DEDAŞ energy company in Seyrantepe neighbourhood of Diyarbakır’s Bismil district on September 9, 2019. It is learned that numerous people including women and children were affected by the intervention.

(09/102) Former HDP Executive and Other People Arrested in Ağrı…

9 of 10 people including former district co-chair of HDP who were detained in Patnos district of Ağrı on September 6, 2019 are arrested by the court on September 9, 2019. 1 person is released on judicial control conditions. The names of arrested people are: former HDP Patnos co-chair Seyit Battalcan, Muğdat Koçak, Ozan Kaya, Emrah Kaya, Nihat Keleş, Özcan Koçak, İzzet Dursun.

(09/103) Journalist on Trial in Izmir…

The final trial of the case against Jinnews reporter Melike Aydın, for her social media posts, is held at Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 20 on September 9, 2019. The court sentenced Melike Aydın to 1 year and 3 months on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ and deferred the announcement of the verdict.

(09/104) Former Co-Mayor on Trial…

Erciş Heavy Penal Court No 1 has sentenced 38 people including former Erciş district co-mayor Diba Keskin and former Erciş city council member Mehmet Nuri Çiçek, to 13 years and 9 months each, for participating in declaration of “self-governance” on October 12, 2015. As the court’s verdict was reversed, retrial of 38 people began on September 9, 2019. Diba Keskin refused to join the trial via sound and vision system. The court sentenced Diba Keskin and Mehmet Nuri Çiçek to 10 years each for ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court decided to release Diba Keskin who was arrested on October 14, 2015. A trustee was appointed to Erciş Municipality on September 11, 2016.

(09/105) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The case against 3 academicians (Professor Süleyman Kızıl, Professor Murat Biricik and Professor Fikret Uyar from Dicle University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 11 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held on September 9, 2019. The court acquitted 3 academicians.

The case against 3 academicians Assoc. Professor Sevilay Çelenk from Ankara University, Professor Cem Terzi from Dokuz Eylül University and Abdullah Deveci from Eskişehir Anadolu University) for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 28 is resulted in acquittal by preceding judgment on September 9, 2019.

(09/106) Kızıltepe JİTEM Case…

 The final trial of the case against 4 military members and 5 temporary village guards, for the crimes committed by Gendarmerie Intelligence and Anti-Terror Unit members between 1992 and 1996 in Kızıltepe district of Mardin, is held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 5 on September 9, 2019.

The court acquitted retired colonel Hasan Atilla Uğur on the charge of ‘establishing or leading an armed organisation’; and acquitted Diyarbakır Gendarmerie Commander Eşref Hatipoğlu; Gendarmerie Company Commander Ahmet Boncuk; master sergeant Ünal Alkan and village guards Abdurrahman Kurğa, Mehmet Emin Kurğa, Ramazan Çetin, Mehmet Salih Kılınçaslan and İsmet Kandemir on the charge of ‘being member to an armed organisation’. The court dropped the case on the charges of ‘forced disappearing’, ‘murder’, ‘extrajudicial killing’ on the grounds of statute of limitation.

(09/107) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against former judge Hasan Hüseyin Özse who was dismissed by a state of emergency decree, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 24 on September 9, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 10 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(09/108) Suspended City Council Members in Muş…

7 members of Muş City Council, all from HDP, are suspended by the Ministry of Interior on September 9, 2019. The members suspended are: Kader Erol, Filiz Aydın, Ceyhan Aydemir, Suat Kalın, Mehmet Şakir Tuğrul, Musa Kaya and Mehmet Demir.

(09/109) Curfew in Artuklu…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 9, 2019 to announce curfew in Elmabahçe rural neighbourhood of Artuklu district as of 14.30 on September 9, 2019, until a further notice.

 

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07 – 09 September 2019 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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07 – 09 September 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/075) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned that Special Operations Chief of Mardin Security Directorate died and 1 village guard was wounded in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Mardin’s Ömerli district on September 7, 2019.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 4, 2019 that, a military operation was launched in Sulakdere and Duygulu rural neighbourhoods of Mardin’s Ömerli district and Büyükkardeş and Küçükkardeş rural neighbourhoods of Nusaybin district after a curfew was announced covering these areas; and that a forest fire broke out in rural areas of Ömerli district after the operation.

(09/076) Suicide Attempt in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 6, 2019 that, Mecrun Akkoyunlu, a prisoner in Bolu F Type Prison attempted to kill himself by drug overdose. Mecrun Akkoyunlu’s family is among the families who is holding a sit-in protest in front of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır office, claiming that their children have gone missing. It is reported that Mecrun Akkoyunlu was put in a solitary cell after his medical treatment in Bolu Public Hospital was completed.

(09/077) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

On September 7, 2019, a letter from prisoners stating right violations they are subjected to in Patnos L Type Prison is covered by media. According to the letter, prisoners are not given newspapers for a year; their radios are seized; their social, cultural and sport rights are limited; they are subjected to verbal and physical violence of the wardens; their personal belongings are being scattered around during searches; tap water is dirty and smelly; prisoners are not given hot water and their petitions and applications are not called.

Association of Lawyers for Freedom members in Mersin have visited political prisoners in Kayseri Bünyan Women’s Prison and stated the details on their visit on news reports on September 7, 2019. According to their statements political prisoners were assaulted by other prisoners 2 times within the last 3 months and prison administration made no move about these assaults. It is also reported that prisoners were not given Yeni Yaşam newspaper and Jineoloji magazine.

(09/078) Rejection to Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan…

It is learned that the appeal made on September 6, 2019 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s sister and brother and tutelary along with the families of Hamili Yıldırım, Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysel Aktaş in order to visit, was rejected the same day on the grounds of limitations for prisoners in accordance with the Law on the Execution of Criminal and Security Measures Number 5275.

(09/079) Police Interventions and Preventions Against Protests After Appointment of Trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van…

8 people including People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Mamak district co-chair who were delivering leaflets about appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van in Mamak district of Ankara on September 8, 2019, are detained by the police. It is learned that the detainees were released on the same day after statement procedures. It is reported detainees were given a fine of 250 Turkish Liras each. The names of detainees are: HDP Mamak district co-chair Nasihat Varlı, Dilan Karaer, Adem Bucağı, Hüseyin Çelik, Celal Ataş, Muhammed Batur, Ercan Özbey, Kazım Coşkun.

On September 8, 2019, leaflets and stickers printed by HDP Batman related to trustee appointments, is seized by the police getting inside the provincial office, by the verdict of prosecutor’s office.

On September 8, 2019, leaflets and stickers printed by HDP related to trustee appointments, is seized by the police getting inside HDP Izmir office, by the verdict of Izmir Public Prosecutor’s Office. It is reported that prosecutor’s verdict is based on the decision of Mardin Penal Court of Peace No 2.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 8, 2019 that, the car of HDP’s Kayapınar district co-chair in Diyarbakır was stopped by the police and the leaflets and stickers found in the car (which were about trustee appointments) were seized.

The police intervened HDP members having a protest in Beylikdüzü district of Istanbul on September 8, 2019 and detained 9 people including HDP Avcılar district co-chair. It is learned that detainees were released on the same day after statement procedures. The names of detainees: HDP Avcılar district co-chair Mahmut Cakan, Murat Cakan, Metin Dağ, Alattin Duygun, Ali Çakıl, Mustafa Duman, Mevlut Çalışkan, Mevlüt Yalpazoğlu and Hüsnü Taş.

On September 7, 2019, the banner hung at HDP’s Mersin office, saying “Trustee Appointments Are Seizure of Political Will, People’s Will Constitute the Basis” is removed by the police based on the ban of governorate.

7 people including Lice co-mayors Tarık Mercan and Ruken Yılmaz, Diyarbakır city council members Sevim Coşkun and Şehriban Zohurli who were detained in the police intervention against the human chain in Bağlar district of Diyarbakır on September 5, 2019, are released on September 6, 2019 after statement procedures.

3 people (Seyri Sokak reporter Oktay İnce, Ahmet Tuğaç and Aziz Benli) who were detained by the police intervening the press declaration in front of Türkan Saylan Cultural Center in Izmir on September 5, 2019, are released on September 6, 2019 after statement procedures.

(09/080) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1034 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on September 6, 7, and 8, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 6, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Acun Karadağ) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 7, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Alev Şahin) were detained.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on September 8, 2019, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Alev Şahin) and at 18.00 2 people (Nazan Bozkurt and Merve Demirel) were detained.

Thus in total 12 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 6, 7, and 8, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(09/081) Prevention of Saturday Mothers’ Protest in Istanbul…

Police obstructed all the streets around Galatasaray Square in Istanbul to prevent Saturday Mothers who rally every Saturday for 23 years in the same place to gather for the 754th time on September 7, 2019. Upon police prevention, the group including representatives of political parties, human rights defenders and artists along with families of disappeared people held a press declaration on the street of Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul office.

(09/082) Prevention of Human Rights Defenders’ Event in Istanbul…

 “F sit-in”, which is organized for the 389th time by Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Branch Prison Watch Committee, to demand release of ill prisoners, on September 7, 2019, is prevented by the police. The police obstructed all the streets around Galatasaray Square. Human rights defenders made the press declaration in front of IHD Istanbul office.

(09/083) Detained City Council Members and Political Party Executive in Urfa…

16 people including city council members Fatma Taş Ekmez and Suphi Koçyiğit and HDP executive Vahit Akgün, who were detained in house raids in Urfa on August 29, 2019; are released on September 6, 2019, provided that 11 of them are on judicial control conditions.

(09/084) Detained HDP Youth Assembly Member in Mersin…

On September 6, 2019, 10 people inducing HDP Youth Assembly members are detained in house raids in Mersin.

(09/085) CHP Executive on Trial in Istanbul…

The final trial of the case against Republican People’s Party (HDP) Istanbul chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, for her social media posts, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 on September 6, 2019.

The court sentenced Canan Kaftancıoğlu to 2 years and 8 months for ‘publicly inciting hatred and hostility among people’; 1 year and 6 months for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’; 2 years and 4 months for ‘insulting the President’; 1 year and 8 months for ‘publicly degrading Turkish Republic’; 1 year 6 months and 20 days for ‘insulting a public officer due to his duty’ which makes in total 9 years 8 months and 20 days. It is learned that the court did not reduce any of the sentences.

(09/086) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The case against Research Assistant Özlem Şendeniz from Iğdır University for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 30 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held on September 6, 2019. The court acquitted Özlem Şendeniz.

(09/087) Gendarmerie Personnel on Trial for “Excessive Use of Force”…

Ali İhsan Opçin, Abdulsamet Opçin, Ayhan Opçin and Tuncay Opçin who were detained in operations in villages of Diyarbakır’s Hani district, after a police officer dies in a clash nearby on December 17, 2018; were subjected to torture and ill-treatment which was evidenced by medical reports.

It is learned from the news coverage pf September 7, 2019 that, the indictment of District Prosecutor’s Office which demands jail sentence from 6 months to 1 year for gendarmerie personnel Hasan Hüseyin Y., Mevlüd T. and Murat S., on the charge of “excessive use of force”, is accepted by Hani Penal Court of First Instance.

(09/088) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

2 people who were detained in a house raid in Istanbul on August 27, 2019, are arrested by the court on September 6, 2019. 1 person who was also detained through the same investigation is released on judicial control conditions.

On September 7, 2019, a former prosecutor is detained on a warrant in Balıkesir.

(09/089) Curfew in Ömerli…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 7, 2019 to announce curfew in 2 rural neighbourhoods of Ömerli district as of 14.00 on September 7, 2019, until a further notice. The neighbourhoods under curfew are: Sulakdere and Duygulu.

(09/090) Curfew in Nusaybin…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on September 7, 2019 to announce curfew in 2 rural neighbourhoods of Nusaybin district as of 14.00 on September 7, 2019, until a further notice. The neighbourhoods under curfew are: Büyükkardeş and Küçükkardeş.

(09/091) Labor Killings…

On September 7, 2019, Worker Health and Worker Safety Council (ISIG) revealed that at least 148 workers including 14 children, 12 women, and 11 asylum seekers died while working in August, 2019. According to ISIG data at least 1174 workers died due to labor killings/labor accidents within the first 8 months of 2019.

(09/092) Ban of Event in Mardin…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 6, 2019 that, concert and other events organized for opening of a municipality facility in Derik district of Mardin, is banned on the grounds of Mardin Governorate’s interdict of events.

[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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