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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Monthly – March 2018

AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Monthly – March 2018

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly April 9

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 4/2/2018-4/9/2018

1-” Turkish court seeks Interpol warrant for exiled journalist Can Dundar”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-seeks-interpol-warrant-exiled-journalist-can-dundar

2-” Former top judiciary member dies of heart attack in prison: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-top-judiciary-member-dies-heart-attack-prison-report

3-” 1,250 academics in 37 countries campaign for Bogazici students’ release”
https://turkeypurge.com/1250-academics-in-37-countries-campaign-for-release-of-bogazici-students

4-” Former editor-in-chief of state-run TRT News gets 9 years, 9 months on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-editor-chief-state-run-trt-news-gets-9-years-9-months-terror-charges

5-” WATCH: Video shows İzmir police beat 2 handcuffed detainees”
https://turkeypurge.com/watch-video-shows-istanbul-police-beat-2-handcuffed-detainees

6-” Veteran journalist Hasan Cemal receives suspended jail sentence on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/veteran-journalist-hasan-cemal-receives-suspended-jail-sentence-terror-charges

7-” [BREAKING] Gabon police detain 5 ‘Gülenist’ teachers at Turkey’s request”
https://turkeypurge.com/breaking-gabon-police-detain-5-gulenist-teachers-turkeys-request

8-” 9 Bogaziçi students sent to prison for participating in protest against Turkey’s Afrin operation”
https://turkeypurge.com/breaking-9-bogazici-students-sent-prison-participating-protest-turkeys-afrin-operation

9-” Detention warrant issued for pollster due to social media postings”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrant-issued-pollster-due-social-media-postings

10-” EU Commission on Kosovo abductions: Arbitrary arrest, exile against EU principles”
https://turkeypurge.com/eu-commission-kosovo-abductions-arbitrary-arrest-exile-eu-principles

11-” Erdogan’s lawyer says Turkish intel could abduct more Gulenists in coming days”
https://turkeypurge.com/erdogans-lawyer-says-turkish-intel-abduct-gulenists-coming-days

12-” 14,640 Turkish citizens claimed asylum in EU in 2017: Eurostat”
https://turkeypurge.com/14630-turkish-citizens-claimed-asylum-eu-2017-eurostat

13-” Turkish professor gets 15 months in prison for signing 2016 peace declaration”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-professor-gets-15-months-in-prison-for-signing-2016-peace-declaration

14-” Osman Kavala writes from prison: Spring is felt in the courtyards of the prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/osman-kavala-writes-from-prison-spring-is-felt-in-the-courtyards-of-the-prison

15-” [VIDEO] Kayseri police detain steel factory owner on coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-kayseri-police-detain-steel-factory-owner-on-coup-charges-report

16-” Research assistant kills 4 academics at Eskişehir university over alleged ‘Gulen membership’”
https://turkeypurge.com/research-assistant-kills-4-academics-at-eskisehir-university-on-grounds-of-gulen-membership

17-” Turkish President sues opposition leader once more for 500,000 TL: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-president-sues-opposition-leader-once-more-for-500000-tl-report

18-” Purge-victim gets 9.5 years in prison for paying tax through Bank Asya, indictment shows”
https://turkeypurge.com/purge-victim-gets-9-5-years-in-prison-for-paying-tax-through-bank-asya-indictment-shows

19-” Government spokesman: Turkish secret services seized 80 ‘Gulenists’ from 18 countries so far”
https://turkeypurge.com/government-spokesman-turkish-secret-services-seized-80-gulenists-from-18-countries-so-far

20-” Turkey seeks aggravated life sentences for 9 Zaman-linked journalists, columnists”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-seeks-aggravated-life-sentences-for-9-zaman-linked-journalists-columnists

21-” Kosovo grants asylum to Turkish educator who escaped Turkey’s abduction attempt”
https://turkeypurge.com/kosovo-grants-asylum-to-turkish-educator-after-escaping-turkeys-abduction-attempt

22-” Italian bar association calls for support for arrested lawyers in Turkey”
https://turkeypurge.com/italian-bar-association-calls-for-support-for-arrested-lawyers-in-turkey

23-” Police seal off Furkan-affiliated student houses in Adana”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-seal-off-furkan-affiliated-student-houses-vakfi-in-adana

24-” Groom detained for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan, bride performs ceremony alone”
https://turkeypurge.com/gloom-detained-for-insulting-erdogan-bride-performs-ceremony-alone

25-” Turkey prepares flawed documentation seeking extradition of journalist Arslan”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/04/05/turkey-prepares-flawed-documentation-seeking-extradition-of-journalist-arslan/

26-” Woman in fourth month of pregnancy detained over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/04/05/woman-in-fourth-month-of-pregnancy-detained-over-gulen-links/

27-” Turkey overwhelmingly leads world in Twitter censorship”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkey-overwhelmingly-leads-world-in-twitter-censorship/

28-” Body of Turkish woman fleeing to Greece found weeks after boat capsized”
https://stockholmcf.org/body-of-turkish-woman-fleeing-to-greece-found-weeks-after-boat-capsized/

29-” İHD report reveals 3,000 people tortured across Turkey in 2017″
https://stockholmcf.org/ihd-report-reveals-3000-people-tortured-across-turkey-in-2017/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 4/2/2018-4/9/2018

1-” ‘Adam kaçırma talimatı’: Kosova operasyonu ne ilktir, ne de son olacak”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/adam-kacirma-talimati-kosava-operasyonu-ne-ilktir-ne-de-son-olacak/

2-” Eşi ‘sohbet ablası’ olmak, kendisi ‘sohbet ablası’ eşi olmaktan tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/esi-sohbet-ablasi-olmak-kendisi-sohbet-ablasi-esi-olmaktan-tutuklandi/

3-” Gazeteci Ahmet Böken karar duruşmasına çıkıyor”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gazeteci-ahmet-boken-karar-durusmasina-cikiyor/

4-” Eski HSYK üyesi Teoman Gökçe cezaevinde öldü”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/eski-hsyk-uyesi-teoman-gokce-cezaevinde-oldu/

5-” 20 aydır tutuklu iş adamlarına 8 yıl ceza: Tutuksuz olanlar da tutuklanacak”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/20-aydir-tutuklu-is-adamlarina-8-yil-ceza-tutuksuz-olanlar-da-tutuklanacak/

6-” Hasan Cemal’e beraat ettiği davadan 3 ay 22 gün hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/hasan-cemale-beraat-ettigi-davadan-3-ay-22-gun-hapis/

7-” Hasan Cemal’e beraat ettiği davadan 3 ay 22 gün hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/hasan-cemale-beraat-ettigi-davadan-3-ay-22-gun-hapis/

8-” Erdoğan’ın hedef gösterdiği Boğaziçili 9 öğrenci tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/erdoganin-hedef-gosterdigi-bogazicili-9-ogrenci-tutuklandi/

9-” Özgürlükçü Demokrasi gazetesi çalışanlarının evlerine polis baskını”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/saglam-girdigi-cezaevinden-hiv-virusu-bulasmis-sekilde-cikti-h114752.html

10-” Gazeteci Çağdaş Kaplan’a 15 yıla kadar hapis istemi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gazeteci-cagdas-kaplana-15-yila-kadar-hapis-istemi/

11-” Bitmeyen adalet arayışının geldiği yer: 23 yıldır tutuklu Çomak’a müebbet hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/bitmeyen-adalet-arayisinin-geldigi-yer-23-yildir-tutuklu-comaka-muebbet-hapis/

12-” ‘Cadı avı’ sürüyor: Barış akademisyenlerine bir yıl üç ay hapis cezası”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/cadi-avi-suruyor-baris-akademisyenlerine-bir-yil-uc-ay-hapis-cezasi/

13-” Osman Kavala: OHAL olağanüstü suçlamaları olağan hale getiriyor”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/osman-kavala-ohal-olaganustu-suclamalari-olagan-hale-getiriyor/

14-” Ahmet Ümit: Ahmet Altan’a müebbet hapis Türkiye’nin utancıdır”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ahmet-umit-ahmet-altana-muebbet-hapis-turkiyenin-utancidir/

15-” Zaman gazetesi davası: Bulaç, Türköne ve Alpay’a müebbet hapis talebi ”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/zaman-gazetesi-davasi-bulac-turkone-ve-alpaya-muebbet-hapis-talebi/

16-” OHAL boyunca 1480 avukata soruşturma açıldı, 570 avukat tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ohal-boyunca-1480-avukata-sorus%CC%A7turma-ac%CC%A7ildi-570-avukat-tutuklandi/

17-” Erdoğan’a hakaretten tutuklanınca düğün damatsız yapıldı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/erdogana-hakaretten-tutuklaninca-dugun-damatsiz-yapildi/

18-” ‘Gülen’e gönülden bağlıydım’ diyen Prof. Çolak’ın 22.5 yıl hapsi istendi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gulene-gonulden-bagliydim-diyen-prof-colakin-22-5-yil-hapsi-istendi/

19-” İhraç edilen akademisyenlerden ‘KHK Öyküleri’”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ihrac-edilen-akademisyenlerden-khk-oykuleri/

20-” Kapatılan Furkan Vakfı’nın öğrencileri isterlerse ‘mağdur edilmeyecek’”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/kapatilan-furkan-vakfinin-ogrencileri-isterlerse-magdur-edilmeyecek/

21-” Birçok hastalığı bulunan sınıf öğretmenini gözaltına aldılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bircok-hastaligi-bulunan-sinif-ogretmenini-gozaltina-aldilar-h115139.html

22-” Tahliye edilmeyen ağır hasta cezaevinde, yaşamını yitirdi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tahliye-edilmeyen-agir-hasta-cezaevinde-yasamini-yitirdi-h115095.html

23-” Erdoğan rejiminin canına kıydığı insanlara bir yenisi eklendi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdogan-rejiminin-canina-kiydigi-insanlara-bir-yenisi-eklendi-h114876.html

24-” Polis gözaltındaki şüpheliye kameralar önünde tekme tokat daldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/polis-gozaltindaki-supheliye-kameralar-onunde-tekme-tokat-daldi-h114874.html

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly April 2

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 3/26/2018-4/2/2018

1-” 568 people detained over Gülen links in past week: gov’t”
https://turkeypurge.com/568-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-govt-2

2-” [VIDEO] Businessman detained while on way to escape to Greece”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-businessman-detained-way-escape-greece

3-” Pro-gov’t journalist says jailed Gulenists should be forced to commit suicide”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-govt-journalist-says-jailed-gulenists-forced-commit-suicide

4-” Jewelry store chain, another company in Istanbul seized over Gulen links”
https://turkeypurge.com/jewelry-store-chain-another-company-istanbul-seized-gulen-links

5-” Wife of purge-victim judge jumps to death from 9th floor”
https://turkeypurge.com/wife-purge-victim-judge-jumps-death-9th-floor

6-” 120 including on-duty soldiers and gendarmerie personnel in custody on coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/120-including-duty-soldiers-gendarmerie-personnel-custody-coup-charges-report

7-” Mother of this baby put in pre-trial detention on coup charges in İstanbul — claim”
https://turkeypurge.com/mother-baby-put-pre-trial-detention-coup-charges-claim

8-” Turkish police seize pro-Kurdish Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-ozgurlukcu-demokrasi-newspaper-publisher-seized-several-employees-detained

9-” [VIDEO] 13 women detained over Gülen links in Turkey’s Karaman”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-13-women-detained-gulen-links-turkeys-karaman

10-” Ankara man missing for 111 days as wife finds his car abandoned with deflated tire”
https://turkeypurge.com/ankara-man-missing-111-days-wife-finds-car-abandoned-deflated-tire

11-” Yet another 12 teachers detained in Turkey’s Bilecik”
https://turkeypurge.com/12-teachers-detained-turkeys-bilecik

12-” Journalist says gov’t asked to work as ‘spy’ in police custody”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-says-govt-asked-work-spy-police-custody

13-” Report: 580 lawyers jailed, 103 sentenced in Turkey since 2016’s failed coup”
https://turkeypurge.com/report-580-lawyers-jailed-103-sentenced-in-turkey-since-failed-coup

14-” Six Turks arrested in Kosovo over Gulen links extradited to Turkey: Anadolu”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-kosovo/six-turks-arrested-in-kosovo-over-gulen-links-extradited-to-turkey-anadolu-idUSKBN1H51JL

15-” Kosovan PM’s authority in doubt amid claims state intelligence arrested Turks without his knowledge”
http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/29/kosovan-pm-s-authority-in-doubt-amid-claims-state-intelligence-arrested-turks-without-his-

16-” Kosovo investigates seizure of Turkish nationals”
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-kosovo-security-turkey/kosovo-investigates-seizure-of-turkish-nationals-idUKKBN1H70C8

17-” Erdogan slams Kosovo PM over sackings after Gulen-linked deportations”
http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/31/erdogan-attacks-kosovo-prime-minister-for-sacking-officials-who-sanctioned-teacher-kidnap

18-” Human Rights Foundation asks Kosovo PM to free 6 Gulenists”
https://turkeypurge.com/human-rights-foundation-asks-kosovo-pm-free-6-gulenists

19-” [VIDEO] Erdoğan praises Turkey’s abduction of Gulenists in Kosovo, signals more to come”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-erdogan-praises-turkeys-abduction-gulenist-kosovo-signals-come

20-” Teacher abducted from Malaysia subjected to beating, torture in Ankara: cellmate”
https://turkeypurge.com/teacher-abducted-malaysia-subjected-beating-torture-ankara-cellmate

21-” [VIDEO] Erdogan: Turkish spies packed up Kosovo teachers, brought them to Turkey”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-erdogan-turkish-spies-packed-kosovo-teachers-brought-turkey

22-” Teacher diagnosed with cancer after dismissal from job dies”
https://turkeypurge.com/teacher-diagnosed-cancer-dismissal-job-dies

23-” Blind journalist transferred to remote prison, held in windowless cell”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/26/blind-journalist-transferred-to-remote-prison-held-in-windowless-cell/

24-” Gov’t seizes retirement bonus of rights activist removed from civil service job”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/26/govt-seizes-retirement-bonus-of-rights-activist-removed-from-civil-service-job/

25-” HRW: Turkish gov’t has reached ‘new low’ with social media crackdown”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/27/hrw-turkish-govt-has-reached-new-low-with-social-media-crackdown/

26-” Woman jailed over Gülen links not released despite serious health risk”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/28/woman-jailed-over-gulen-links-not-released-despite-serious-health-risk/

27-” Prosecutor finds doctor who took own life after firing not a ByLock user after all”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/29/prosecutor-finds-doctor-who-took-own-life-after-firing-not-a-bylock-user-after-all/

28-” English PEN report: Freedom of expression in jeopardy in Turkey”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/29/english-pen-report-freedom-of-expression-in-jeopardy-in-turkey/

29-” 1,250 academics from around the world ask for release of Boğaziçi students”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/04/02/1250-academics-from-around-the-world-ask-for-release-of-bogazici-students/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 3/26/2018-4/2/2018

1-” Görme engelli Gazeteci Cüneyt Arat’ı hayattan koparmaya çalışıyorlar..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gorme-engelli-gazeteci-cuneyt-arati-hayattan-koparmaya-calisiyorlar-h114430.html

2-” Annesiyle babası tutuklu 2 yaşındaki çocuğa 70 yaşındaki babaanne bakıyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/annesiyle-babasi-tutuklu-2-yasindaki-cocuga-70-yasindaki-babaanne-bakiyor-h114491.html

3-” 3.5 aydır tutuklu Birgül Bulut’un doktoru uyardı: Heran kalp krizi geçirebilir”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/35-aydir-tutuklu-birgul-bulutun-doktoru-uyardi-heran-kalp-krizi-gecirebilir-h114514.html

4-” Yüksek güvenlikli cezaevine nakledilen Celalettin Can’ı biyopsiye götürmüyorlar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/yuksek-guvenlikli-cezaevine-nakledilen-celalettin-cani-biyopsiye-goturmuyorlar-h114608.html

5-” Gardiyanların tutukluyu boğarak öldürmeye çalıştığı ortaya çıktı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gardiyanlarin-tutukluyu-bogarak-oldurmeye-calistigi-ortaya-cikti-h114610.html

6-” İHD açıkladı: Erzincan Cezaevi’nde darp edilen tutuklunun kulak zarı patladı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ihd-acikladi-erzincan-cezaevinde-darp-edilen-tutuklunun-kulak-zari-patladi-h114623.html

7-” MİT Kosova’da 6 kişiyi Türkiye’ye kaçırmak için Havalimanında bekletiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/mit-kosovada-6-kisiyi-turkiyeye-kacirmak-icin-havalimaninda-bekletiyor-h114626.html

8-” İnsan Hakları İzleme Örgütü Kosova’ya öğretmenler için mektup gönderdi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/insan-haklari-izleme-orgutu-kosovaya-ogretmenler-icin-mektup-gonderdi-h114679.html

9-” Sağlam girdiği cezaevinden HİV virüsü bulaşmış şekilde çıktı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/saglam-girdigi-cezaevinden-hiv-virusu-bulasmis-sekilde-cikti-h114752.html

10-” Malezya’dan kaçırılan Alaaddin Duman’a yapılan işkenceleri anlattı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/malezyadan-kacirilan-alaaddin-dumana-yapilan-iskenceleri-anlatti-h114790.html

11-” KHK ile ihraç edilenlerin emeklilik ikramiyeleri gasp ediliyor!”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/khk-ile-ihrac-edilenlerin-emeklilik-ikramiyeleri-gasp-ediliyor/

12-” İnsan Hakları İzleme Örgütü’nden ‘sosyal medyaya baskı’ raporu”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/insan-haklari-izleme-orgutunden-sosyal-medyaya-baski-raporu/

13-” HRW: ‘Sosyal medya gözaltıları’ Türkiye Hükümeti’nin düştüğü en dip nokta”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/hrw-sosyal-medya-gozaltilari-turkiye-hukumetinin-dustugu-en-dip-nokta/

14-” ‘Sahibi il imamı’ gerekçesiyle kuyumcu dükkanına el konuldu”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/sahibi-il-imami-gerekcesiyle-kuyumcu-dukkanina-el-konuldu/

15-” ‘Dersaneler sorumlusu’ suçlamasıyla aranan öğretmen yakalandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/dersaneler-sorumlusu-suclamasiyla-aranan-ogretmen-yakalandi/

16-” KHK ile kapatılan dernek yöneticisi 14 kişi daha tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/khk-ile-kapatilan-dernek-yoneticisi-14-kisi-daha-tutuklandi/

17-” 20 aydır tutuklu askeri ilk duruşmaya götürmeyi ‘unuttular’”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/20-aydir-tutuklu-askeri-ilk-durusmaya-goturmeyi-unuttular/

18-” Atina: Erdoğan Varna’dan ‘askerleri takas edelim’ mesajı gönderdi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/yunanistan-erdogan-bize-takas-imasinda-bulundu/

19-” İhsan Eliaçık’a 7,5 yıl hapis istendi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ihsan-eliacika-75-yil-hapis-istendi/

20-” Gözaltındaki gazeteciye ajanlık teklifi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gozaltindaki-gazeteciye-ajanlik-teklifi/

21-” Basın örgütleri: Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’nin sesini kayyımla susturamazsınız!”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/basin-orgutleri-ozgurlukcu-demokrasinin-sesini-kayyumla-susturamazsiniz/

22-” 15 Temmuz’da askerle çatışmayan polislere 12 yıl hapis cezası”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/basin-orgutleri-ozgurlukcu-demokrasinin-sesini-kayyumla-susturamazsiniz/

23-” Yüksek lisans öğrencisine Bylock gözaltısı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/yuksek-lisans-ogrencisine-bylock-gozaltisi/

24-” 600 polis ‘bayan yapılanması’ operasyonu yaptı: 70 kadına gözaltı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/600-polis-bayan-yapilanmasi-operasyonu-yapti-70-kadina-gozalti/

25-” Mehmet Altan’ın tutukluluğuna itiraz bir kez daha reddedildi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/mehmet-altanin-tutukluluguna-itiraz-bir-kez-daha-reddedildi/

26-” Yargıtay ‘ByLock mahkumiyeti’ni bozdu: Yeterli araştırma yok”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/yargitay-bylock-mahkumiyetini-bozdu-yeterli-arastirma-yok/

27-” ‘İşimizi geri istiyoruz’ eyleminde polis eylemcinin saçını yoldu”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/isimizi-geri-istiyoruz-eyleminde-polis-eylemcinin-sacini-yoldu/

28-” ‘Adam kaçırma talimatı’: Kosova operasyonu ne ilktir, ne de son olacak”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/adam-kacirma-talimati-kosava-operasyonu-ne-ilktir-ne-de-son-olacak/

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Groom detained for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan, bride performs ceremony alone

A groom named Rahat Akbaba was detained for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on henna night, a customary celebration before a wedding, in Turkey’s Diyarbakır province, causing the wedding ceremony to be held with just the bride, the Mezopotamya news agency reported.

According to the report, Akbaba’s car was stopped on April 5 by counterterrorism units on his way from the hairdresser to the henna night party with his bride, Sara Başak. Akbaba was taken to a courthouse and later to Diyarbakır Prison after he was informed that a sentence of three years, nine months in prison for insulting President Erdoğan had been approved by an appeals court.

But their families held the henna celebration and later the wedding ceremony on April 6 as previously planned. Başak performed all the rituals alone.

“They could not tolerate our happiest day. They made the arrest intentionally on henna night. During our talk at the courthouse, he [Akbaba] wanted us to hold the wedding ceremony. We did so out of spite,” said bride.

Twenty-seven social media messages that Akbaba has posted on social media since 2012 were judged to be insults to President Erdoğan by the court.

Source:
https://turkeypurge.com/gloom-detained-for-insulting-erdogan-bride-performs-ceremony-alone

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Turkish Teachers in Afghanistan

The National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghan intelligence agency, abducted four teachers including one Afghan and three Turkish nationals from one of the schools run by the Afghan Turk CAG Educational NGO (ATCE) on 12 December 2017. While three Turkish nationals and one Afghan teacher were released, two Turkish nationals are still under house arrest and face possible deportation to Turkey.

The ATCE was founded by Gulen inspired Turkish businessmen and teachers and has been running several schools in different cities of Afghanistan since 1995. Despite all the difficulties in the region, the ATCE has continued to maintain its services believing that education is the only way to overcome those difficulties.

Former Deputy Minister of Education, Sediq Patman classified the situation as “politically motivated and unethical.” Former NDS chief has also defined the move as unprecedented in recent years, also as a shameful act for the government. According to former government officials, the raid by the NDS was illegal in the sense that the security forces have been used by the government leaders for political objectives. Despite these statements, there has not been an official comment on the incidence, neither by the government nor the intelligence agency.

Moreover, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani traveled to Istanbul a day before the incidence (12/11/17) to attend a summit organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Ministry of Education said, “it was satisfied with the functioning of these schools, but decision on their fate rested with President Ghani.” Reportedly few days before the operation, the Turkish government announced arrest warrant on teachers’ name for taking part in the so-called coup attempt. Documents indicate that the UN has provided asylum protection to one of the abducted teachers and asked authorities not to extradite him to Turkey.

The operation against the ATCE is part of a Turkish campaign against the followers of Fethullah Gulen who is a Turkish cleric which lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S. He promotes a moderate form of Islam, supports inter-faith communication and inspires to promote education in different parts of the world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses him of orchestrating the failed coup-attempt. Mr. Gulen has strongly been denying all the allegations.

As the Advocates of Silenced Turkey, we strongly request your assistance to remind the Afghan authorities to ensure that the individuals at risk avoid expulsion in Turkey, where they would, with a great deal of certainty, be subject to torture and ill-treatment. We do believe that this is also an important moment to act in accordance with the Constitution of Afghanistan and relevant provisions of accepted international human rights treaties, in particular, CAT Article 3. We further believe that this is also an opportunity to demonstrate Afghanistan’s resolute commitment to upholding the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights, ahead of its upcoming UN Human Rights Council membership.

Read AST’s statement on the Turkish teachers in Afghanistan : http://silencedturkey.org/missing-teachers-in-afghanistan

Read more on the situation of Turkish teachers in Afghanistan : http://silencedturkey.org/fate-of-four-afghan-turk-teachers-remains-uncertain
http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/12278-erdogan-s-long-shadow-reaches-g-len-s-schools-afghanistan

Download sample statement as a word document: AST_Letter_Teachers_in_Afghanistan

Download UPDATED (4/5/18) statement as a word document: AST_Sample_Letter-Afghanistan_Updated_4/5/18

We urge everyone to take action. Express your views or send attached statement to the following addresses:

1. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
Twitter: @ashrafghani
Phone: 0202104444, 0202104445
(Can be reached through the Acting Spokesperson for the President’s Office)

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, Acting Spokesperson for the President’s Office
Phone: +93 (0) 728 998 907
Email: murtazawi84@yahoo.com

2. Salahuddin Rabbani. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Malek Asghar St. Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: 0093 (0) 20 2100372, 0093 (0) 20 2100371
Email: info@mfa.af
Twitter: @mfa_afghanistan
http://mfa.gov.af/en/form/contactus

3. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States
Address: Embassy of Afghanistan, 2341 Wyoming Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-483-6410
Fax: 202-483-6488
Twitter: @hmohib
info@afghanembassy.ushttps://www.afghanembassy.us/contact-us/

4. Mahmoud SAIKAL, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New York
Address: 633 Third Avenue Floor 27A, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-972 1212
Fax: 212-972 1216
@AfghanMissionUN
info@afghanistan-un.org

5. U.S. Embassy Kabul
Phone: (00 93) (0)700-10-8000
Fax: (00 93) (0)700-108-564
@USEmbassyKabul
KabulACS@state.gov

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly March 26

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 3/19/2018-3/26/2018

1-” Police officer suspended in post-coup crackdown dies of heart attack”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-officer-suspended-post-coup-crackdown-dies-heart-attack

2-” Journalist’s lawyer brother detained, beaten by plainclothes police”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalists-lawyer-brother-detained-beaten-plainclothes-police

3-” 24 jailed pending trial over money deposits to Bank Asya”
https://turkeypurge.com/24-jailed-pending-trial-money-deposits-bank-asya

4-” 73-year-old German-Turkish dual citizen in solitary confinement in Silivri prison: family”
https://turkeypurge.com/73-year-old-german-turkish-dual-citizen-solitary-confinement-silivri-prison-family

5-” Orange is the New Black’s Turkish adaptation faces censorship over terror propaganda”
https://turkeypurge.com/orange-new-blacks-turkish-adaptation-faces-censorship-terror-propaganda

6-” 24 employees of Gülenist publishing house arrested on coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/24-employees-gulenist-publishing-house-arrested-coup-charges-report

7-” UN calls on Turkey to end state of emergency, torture, ban on purged civil servants”
https://turkeypurge.com/un-calls-turkey-end-state-emergency-torture-ban-purged-civil-servants

8-” Purge-victim engineer abducted in Rize — claim”
https://turkeypurge.com/purge-victim-engineer-abducted-rize-claim

9-” ECtHR: Turkey violates liberty, security, freedom of expression of Şahin Alpay, Mehmet Altan”
https://turkeypurge.com/ecthr-turkey-violates-liberty-security-freedom-expression-sahin-alpay-mehmet-altan

10-” Turkey’s largest media group sold to pro-gov’t businessman Demirören”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkeys-largest-media-group-sold-pro-govt-businessman-demiroren

11-” Pro-Kurdish politician arrested for ‘insulting’ Erdogan during Newroz speech”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-politician-arrested-insulting-erdogan-newroz-speech

12-” Turkish singer Zuhal Olcay gets 10 months in prison for ‘insulting’ Erdogan: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-singer-zuhal-olcay-gets-10-months-prison-insulting-erdogan-report

13-” Pro-Kurdish deputy Lezgin Botan gets 18 years in prison on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-deputy-lezgin-botan-gets-18-years-prison-terror-charges

14-” Warrants issued for 55 employees of gov’t-closed publisher”
https://turkeypurge.com/warrants-issued-for-55-employees-of-govt-closed-publisher

15-” Prosecutors seek 54 months for AKP co-founder for ‘insulting’ Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/prosecutors-seek-54-months-akp-co-founder-insulting-erdogan

16-” Turkish government now blocks use of VPN: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-government-now-blocks-use-vpn-report

17-” Hours after being released, man pictured sitting near graves of family members who died in traffic accident after visiting him in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/hours-released-man-pictured-sitting-near-graves-family-members-died-traffic-accident-visiting-prison

18-” [VIDEO]Police detain 7 Bogaziçi students for participating in protest against Turkey’s Afrin operation”
https://turkeypurge.com/videopolice-detain-7-bogazici-students-participating-protest-turkeys-afrin-operation

19-” 16 members of Alevi association detained in Erzincan on terror charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/16-members-alevi-association-detained-erzincan-terror-charges-report

20-” Report: At least 2,113 people detained over Gülen links in March alone”
https://turkeypurge.com/report-least-2113-people-detained-gulen-links-march-alone

21-” Under pretrial detention for 20 months, academic Sedat Laciner says ‘miss my home, children, wife, friends, students and books’”
https://turkeypurge.com/pretrial-detention-20-months-professor-sedat-laciner-says-miss-home-children-wife-friends-students-books

22-” 2,500 schools, dormitories confiscated as 30,000 teachers dismissed during post-coup emergency rule: ministry”
https://turkeypurge.com/2500-schools-dormitories-confiscated-30000-teachers-dismissed-post-coup-emergency-rule-ministry

23-” Turkish couple, both teachers, under police custody in post-coup crackdown: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-couple-teachers-police-custody-post-coup-crackdown-report

24-” UN report details extensive human rights violations in Turkey during protracted state of emergency”
https://stockholmcf.org/un-report-details-extensive-human-rights-violations-in-turkey-during-protracted-state-of-emergency/

25-” CPT publishes report on İmralı Prison saying conditions satisfactory but…”
https://stockholmcf.org/cpt-publishes-report-on-imrali-prison-saying-conditions-satisfactory-but/

26-” CoE’s annual report shows record increase in Turkish prison population”
https://stockholmcf.org/coes-annual-report-shows-record-increase-in-turkish-prison-population/

27-” Turkish court sentences rector, deans, academics of closed university to long prison terms over alleged Gülen links”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-court-sentences-rector-deans-academics-of-closed-university-to-long-prison-terms-over-alleged-gulen-links/

28-” Canada’s Green Party leader on human rights violations in Turkey: I am entirely horrified”
https://stockholmcf.org/canadas-green-party-leader-on-human-rights-violations-in-turkey-i-am-entirely-horrified/

29-” CPJ calls on EU officials to raise press freedom with Erdoğan”
https://stockholmcf.org/cpj-calls-on-eu-officials-to-raise-press-freedom-with-erdogan/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 3/19/2018-3/26/2018

1-” AİHM’in diyet yemek kararına rağmen hasta tutuklulara verilmiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/aihmin-diyet-yemek-kararina-ragmen-hasta-tutuklulara-verilmiyor-h114083.html

2-” Hakimi gözaltına alırken ağzına silah sokup darp etmişler!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hakimi-gozaltina-alirken-agzina-silah-sokup-darp-etmisler-h114200.html

3-” KHK ile ihraç edilen Nuray öğretmen işkence ile itirafçı edilmeye çalışılıyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/khk-ile-ihrac-edilen-nuray-ogretmen-iskence-ile-itirafci-edilmeye-calisiliyor-h114223.html

4-” KHK ile hayatı kararan öğretmen intihar etti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/khk-ile-hayati-kararan-ogretmen-intihar-etti-h114280.html

5-” Hasta tutuklulara ‘çift kelepçe’”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hasta-tutuklulara-cift-kelepce-h114381.html

6-” Grup Yorum üyesi Varan: Saçım yolundu dosya işlemden kaldırıldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/grup-yorum-uyesi-varan-sacim-yolundu-dosya-islemden-kaldirildi-h114391.html

7-” KHK ile işten atıldı, tutuklandı, ailesini kaybetti, tahliye edildi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/khk-ile-isten-atildi-tutuklandi-ailesini-kaybetti-tahliye-edildi-h114399.html

8-” Erdoğan’ın hedef gösterdiği 7 öğrenci gözaltına alındı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/erdoganin-hedef-gosterdigi-7-ogrenci-gozaltina-alindi-h114404.html

9-” AKP, VPN’in ipini çekmek üzere”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/akp-vpnin-ipini-cekmek-uzere-h114374.html

10-” Mehmet Altan’ın avukatı açıkladı; Bugün tahliye edilmesini bekliyoruz”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/mehmet-altanin-avukati-acikladi-bugun-tahliye-edilmesini-bekliyoruz-h114293.html

11-” Işık Yayıncılık’a 2. operasyon: 55 kişi hakkında gözaltı kararı”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/isik-yayincilika-2-operasyon-55-kisi-hakkinda-gozalti-karari-h114271.html

12-” Gergerlioğlu: Hakkım olan emekli ikramiyemi vermediler, yani gasp ettiler, maksat zulüm olsun”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/gergerlioglu-hakkim-olan-emekli-ikramiyemi-vermediler-yani-gasp-ettiler-maksat-zulum-olsun-h114203.html

13-” Kaçırılan Ümit Horzum dosyası sil baştan!”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/kacirilan-umit-horzum-dosyasi-sil-bastan-h114199.html

14-” OHAL’in kaldırılması için hukukçular AİHM’e başvurdu”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/ohalin-kaldirilmasi-icin-hukukcular-aihme-basvurdu-h114153.html

15-” ‘2500 okul ve yurt kapattık, 30 bin öğretmeni ihraç ettik’”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/gurur-tablosu-2500-okul-kapattik-30-bin-ogretmeni-ihrac-ettik/

16-” Gazeteci Resul Cengiz’e resmi yazıyla cezaevinde uyutmama işkencesi”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/gazeteci-resul-cengize-resmi-yaziyla-cezaevinde-uyutmama-iskencesi/

17-” Sibel ve Harun öğretmen gözaltına alındı, çocukları kimsesiz kaldı”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/sibel-ve-harun-ogretmen-gozaltina-alindi-cocuklari-kimsesiz-kaldi/

18-” Deniz Yücel’le telefonda konuşan 59 kişiye ‘örgüt bağlantısı’ suçlaması!”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/deniz-yucelle-telefonda-konusan-59-kisiye-orgut-baglantisi-suclamasi/

19-” Basın meslek örgütleri: Tek bir aykırı ses çıksın istemiyorlar”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/basin-meslek-orgutleri-tek-bir-aykiri-ses-ciksin-istemiyorlar/

20-” Zuhal Olcay’a ‘Cumhurbaşkanı’na hakaret’ten 10 ay hapis cezası”
http://kronoshaber.com/tr/zuhal-olcaya-cumhurbaskanina-hakaretten-10-ay-hapis-cezasi/

21-” Birleşmiş Milletler’den Türkiye’ye insan hakları eleştirisi”
https://www.cnnturk.com/son-dakika-birlesmis-milletlerden-turkiyeye-insan-haklari-elestirisi

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly March 19

Download as pdf: AST_Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly_March 19

Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 3/12/2018-3/19/2018

1-” 740 people detained over Gülen links in past week: gov’t”
https://turkeypurge.com/740-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-govt-2

2-” Millionaire businessman tells wife gov’t could seize properties, divorces her without alimony to marry lover: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/millionaire-businessman-threatens-wife-govt-seizure-divorces-without-alimony-marry-lover-report

3-” Pregnant teacher, husband reportedly under police custody for 7 days”
https://turkeypurge.com/pregnant-teacher-husband-reportedly-police-custody-7-days

4-” Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentence for US pastor over coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-prosecutor-seeks-life-sentence-us-pastor-coup-charges

5-” Purged computer teacher commits suicide days after his release from prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/purged-computer-teacher-commits-suicide-days-release-prison

6-” Opposition leader slams prosecutor office statement on Açıkkollu’s death”
https://turkeypurge.com/opposition-leader-slams-prosecutor-office-statement-acikkollus-death

7-” Turkey police detain 88 people in post-coup operations in İzmir, Adıyaman, Kırşehir, Edirne, Bursa: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-police-detain-88-people-post-coup-operations-izmir-adiyaman-kirsehir-edirne-bursa-report

8-” Number of Turkish asylum seekers in Greece rises tenfold from 2016 to 2017: Der Spiegel”
https://turkeypurge.com/number-turkish-asylum-seekers-greece-rises-tenfold-2016-2017-der-spiegel

9-” Outspoken lawyer representing coup suspects jailed pending trial”
https://turkeypurge.com/outspoken-lawyer-representing-coup-suspects-jailed-pending-trial

10-” Switzerland investigating allegations Turkey tried to kidnap businessman in Zurich”
https://turkeypurge.com/swiss-prosecutors-investigating-allegations-turkey-tried-kidnap-businessman-zurich

11-” [VIDEO] 14 detained over Bylock use in Turkey’s Konya”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-14-detained-bylock-use-turkeys-konya

12-” Businessman takes refuge at Austrian police after Turkish consulate tried to seize passport”
https://turkeypurge.com/businessman-takes-refuge-austrian-police-turkish-consulate-tried-seize-passport

13-” Report: 402,000 people investigated over Gülen links in past 20 months”
https://turkeypurge.com/report-402000-people-investigated-gulen-links-past-20-months

14-” 97 including labor union leaders detained on terror charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/97-including-labor-union-leaders-detained-coup-charges-report

15-” Constitutional Court rules for second time to release jailed journalist Alpay”
https://turkeypurge.com/constitutional-court-rules-release-jailed-journalist-alpay-second-time

16-” Man with 1 dollar bills acquitted of coup charges after admitting cocaine purchase”
https://turkeypurge.com/man-1-dollar-bills-acquitted-coup-charges-admitting-cocaine-purchase

17-” AK Party branch head appointed as trustee for 7 seized companies in Gaziantep: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/ak-party-branch-head-appointed-trustee-7-seized-companies-gaziantep-report

18-” Mother of this child gets 7.5 years in prison for working at Gulen-affilated student dorm in Ankara”
https://turkeypurge.com/mother-child-gets-7-5-years-prison-working-gulen-affilated-student-dorm-ankara

19-” Wife of judge who attempted to release Samanyolu journalist sentenced to 7.5 years in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/wife-judge-attempted-release-samanyolu-journalist-sentenced-7-5-years-jail

20-” [VIDEO] Journalist Sahin Alpay: There are thousands of innocent people in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-sahin-alpay-says-thousands-innocents-left-prison

21-” Pro-Kurdish politician Aysel Tuğluk given 10-year prison sentence”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-politician-aysel-tugluk-given-10-year-prison-sentence

22-” PPJ report: Turkish gov’t cancels passports to condemn critical citizens to civil death”
https://stockholmcf.org/ppj-report-turkish-govt-cancels-passports-to-condemn-critical-citizens-to-civil-death/

23-” Despite official health reports seriously ill Turkish teacher kept in prison over alleged Gülen links”
https://stockholmcf.org/despite-official-health-reports-seriously-ill-turkish-teacher-kept-in-prison-over-alleged-gulen-links/

24-” GRECO concerned about lack of judicial independence, transparency of legislative process in Turkey”
https://stockholmcf.org/greco-concerned-about-lack-of-judicial-independence-transparency-of-legislative-process-in-turkey/

25-” Turkish prosecutor demands 15 years in prison for Cumhuriyet daily executives, journalists”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-prosecutor-demands-15-years-in-prison-for-cumhuriyet-daily-executives-journalists/

26-” Turkish gov’t blocks encrypted email service ProtonMail, VPNs”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-blocks-encrypted-email-service-protonmail/

27-” Jailed main Turkish opposition deputy Berberoğlu: I have been isolated for a year”
https://stockholmcf.org/jailed-main-turkish-opposition-deputy-berberoglu-i-have-been-isolated-for-a-year/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 3/12/2018-3/19/2018

1-” Rize Emniyeti’nde işkenceler yapıldığı ve üzerinin kapatıldığı ortaya çıktı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/rize-emniyetinde-iskenceler-yapildigi-ve-uzerinin-kapatildigi-ortaya-cikti-h113648.html

2-” Öğretmen Ömer Şamlı cezaevinde yaşayamaz raporuna rağmen hala tutuklu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ogretmen-omer-samli-cezaevinde-yasayamaz-raporuna-ragmen-hala-tutuklu-h113651.html

3-” Düşük riski olan hamile kadın 7 gündür nezarette tutuluyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/dusuk-riski-olan-hamile-kadin-7-gundur-nezarette-tutuluyor-h113689.html

4-” Silivri Cezaevi: Süpürge sopası kırılana kadar falakalı işkence yapıldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/silivri-cezaevi-supurge-sopasi-kirilana-kadar-falakali-iskence-yapildi-h113718.html

5-” Milletvekili Aslan: Bu yaptığınız insani değil, hukuki değil”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/milletvekili-aslan-bu-yaptiginiz-insani-degil-hukuki-degil-h113774.html

6-” Nakil bekleyen Şerif Agu tahliye edilmeli”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/nakil-bekleyen-serif-agu-tahliye-edilmeli-h113797.html

7-” Anne ve babayı gözaltına alıp 3 yaşındaki Murat bebeği ortada bıraktılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/anne-ve-babayi-gozaltina-alip-3-yasindaki-murat-bebegi-ortada-biraktilar-h113835.html

8-” Esas AKP kendini güncellemeli; Yolsuzluk ve israf almış başını gidiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/esas-akp-kendini-guncellemeli-yolsuzluk-ve-israf-almis-basini-gidiyor-h113839.html

9-” Raporlu kalp hastası çift 9 gündür itirafçı olmaları için gözaltındalar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/raporlu-kalp-hastasi-cift-9-gundur-itirafci-olmalari-icin-gozaltindalar-h113841.html

10-” Bayburt cezaevinde tutuklulara psikolojik işkence yapılıyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bayburt-cezaevinde-tutuklulara-psikolojik-iskence-yapiliyor-h113863.html

11-” Fincancı: İşkenceler AİHM’e giderse Cumhurbaşkanı, Adalet ve İçişleri Bakanları sorumlu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/fincanci-iskenceler-aihme-giderse-cumhurbaskani-adalet-ve-icisleri-bakanlari-sorumlu-h113941.html

12-” Süt emen bebeğin hem annesini hem de babasını tutukladılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/sut-emen-bebegin-hem-annesini-hem-de-babasini-tutukladilar-h113952.html

13-” KHK mağduru polis memuru kalp krizi geçirip vefat etti!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/khk-magduru-polis-memuru-kalp-krizi-gecirip-vefat-etti-h113999.html

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Women and Children in Prison

As you are aware, recent reports from the Journalist and Writers Foundation in Turkey and the Stockholm Center for Freedom have estimated the number of women in Turkish prisons is a staggering 17,000 along with over 660 children. Official records indicate that 23 percent of these children are infants less than a year old. Dr. Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society (a British foreign policy think tank) said “prison is no place for children in any civilized country”.

These reports have questioned the basis for the detainment and imprisonment of these women, as well as the timing of their arrests, in some cases shortly after giving birth. Many of these women have been held without charges being pressed and without access to legal representation, and in some cases, access to their family.

Reports from within Turkey have shown images of security officials waiting outside hospital rooms for mothers to be discharged in order to detain them and their newborn children. With the critical need of preventing bacteria during a child’s first months, questions about the conditions of the prisons where these women are held with their newborn children have also arisen in numerous media reports. Since “extra food, books, phone calls, trips to the hospital, and bathroom supplies are all added to inmates’ prison bills” some women with poor financial situation cannot afford basic hygienic items such as sanitary pads (which they are not provided).

The prison conditions are not satisfactory for the well being of women, and especially children. They are forced to stay in overcrowded rooms, denied health care, missing fresh air and have to share bed and meal.

Many inmates sleep on the floor. Human Rights Association (IHD) has stated that in Turkey, 1025 prisoners are in poor health, 357 of which are seriously ill. Nonetheless, at a parliamentary hearing, it was revealed that at least five women have suspiciously died at the women’s prison in Kocaeli’s Gebze district .

We wholeheartedly condemn this violation of basic human rights of not only the imprisoned women but also these children who are being subjected to a life behind bars without cause.

Read AST’s report on women and children in prison:
AST_1-28-18_REPORT4_WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK IN TURKEY

Download AST’s presentation on women and children in prison:
http://silencedturkey.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AST_presentation_Persecution-of-women-in-Turkey.pdf

News and reports on women and children in prison:
http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/TR/2018-03-19_Second_OHCHR_Turkey_Report.pdf
http://silencedturkey.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AST_Newsletter2_Womens-Rights-Newsletter.pdf
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/13/hundreds-young-turkish-children-jailed-alongside-their-moms-as-part-post-coup-crackdown.html
http://jwf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Children-Report-2017-.pdf
http://jwf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Womens-Rights-Under-Attack.pdf
http://stockholmcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Jailing-women-in-Turkey.pdf

We urge everyone to take action. Express your views or send attached statement to your Representatives and Senators, and urge them to bring up this concern to the State Department:

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senators
State Representatives
State Senators

Find your members of Congress:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Find your senators:
https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state

Download sample statement as a word document:
AST_Letter-Regarding-Women-and-children-in-Prison

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