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PRESENTATION ABOUT PERSECUTION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN TURKEY

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PRESENTATION ABOUT PERSECUTION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN TURKEY

The prison conditions for women and children are exceedingly alarming. According to the Justice Ministry, as of 2017, nearly 10,000 women and 3,000 children under 18 are in Turkey’s prisons. The inhumane prison conditions also hold weight in women prisons.
They face additional issues of the male security staff frequently obstructing their privacy during hospital visits, oftentimes leading to an incomplete examination. Among the prisoners, there are pregnant women or women who just gave birth and 677 children under 6 years old imprisoned along with their mothers – including 149 infants under 1-year-old. Pregnant women were forced to stay with other inmates in overcrowded cells, also denied access to proper prenatal care – posing serious risks to their well-being. Likewise, mothers with children were also forced to share a cell with inmates.

Detail information is included in 17 pages presentation.

 

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WOMEN IMPRISONMENT IN TURKEY INCREASED %470

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Since 2005, women imprisonment in Turkey increased by 470%.
As of 2019, there are more than 10,000 women in prisons, with more than 3000 children.
There are more than 780 babies imprisoned with their moms, and there are more than 500 babies who are separated from their moms due to imprisonment. Not only women who had just given birth, but also pregnant women are imprisoned.

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TURKEY’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD IN NUMBERS

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ABDUCTIONS
Turkish dissidents kidnapped from Europe and other countries by Erdogan’s long arm. Turkey has snatched over 100 alleged members of the Gülen movement from other countries in recent years. 28 innocent individuals were abducted in Turkey and some were tortured.

JOURNALISTS
An estimated 175 journalists and media workers are in pretrial detention or serving sentences for terrorism offenses at the time of writing. Hundreds more are on trial but released under supervision.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN
There are 780 babies imprisoned along with their mothers who have not committed a crime, been proven guilty of any offense, or officially indicted for any offense.

TORTURE & ILL-TREATMENT
Prisoners and detainees have been under systematic torture and ill-treatment, more severely during the state of emergency. 93 prisoners have lost their lives due to torture, ill-treatment, and negligence. Another group of 11 individuals lost their lives under arrest and during interrogation due to torture. Tragedies include Gokhan Acikkollu who died after 13 days of sustained torture in police custody and Ayse Ozturk, a 44-year old woman, who was subjected to electric shocks, physical assault, and threats of rape while in custody.

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Human rights violations and statistics about the conditions of prisons in Turkey. Unprecedented alarming grow of ill-treatment because of a witch-hunt after July-15 so-called coup attempt.

Human rights violations and statistics about the conditions of prisons in Turkey. Unprecedented alarming grow of ill-treatment because of a witch-hunt after July-15 so-called coup attempt.

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State department human rights report on Turkey 2013-2017

State Department human rights report on Turkey 2013-2017

 

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Imprisoned children in Turkey | DW Documentary (Prison documentary)

2-year-old Miraz lives with his mother – in a Turkish prison. His mother is a Kurdish activist who was handed down a 4-year sentence for ‘terrorist propaganda’. He spends the weekends outside with his father, who does what he can to give Miraz a normal life.

In the last 2 years, over 160,000 people have been jailed in Turkey as part of purges by the government. Human rights organizations estimate they include 700 children, imprisoned along with their mothers. One of them is 2-year-old Miraz. His mother is a Kurdish activist who was handed down a 4-year sentence for ‘terrorist propaganda’. He spends the weekends outside with his father, who does what he can to give Miraz a normal life. Life behind bars takes its toll on children. Experience has shown that it leaves them traumatized and anxious. But in Turkey, government supporters maintain that women deliberately seek out this fate as a way of boosting anti-Erdogan sentiment. A report by Gunnar Köhne. DW Documentary

 

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Nov. 6

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Human Rights Violations committed by Turkey | 10/30/2017-11/06/2017

1-“1,025 in poor health in Turkish prisons, 357 seriously ill: rights group”
https://turkeypurge.com/1025-turkish-prisons-poor-health-357-seriously-ill-rights-group

2-“Tearful Balıkesir Mayor Uğur resigns in the face of threats to his family”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/tearful-balikesir-mayor-ugur-resigns-in-the-face-of-threats-to-his-family/

3-“759 detained in operations targeting Gülen movement in past week”
https://turkeypurge.com/759-detained-operations-targeting-gulen-movement-past-week

4-“İzmir police detain 6 lawyers on terror charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/izmir-police-detain-6-lawyers-on-terror-charges-report

5-“12 journalists detained, 4 arrested, 11 imprisoned in Turkey in October”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/12-journalists-detained-4-arrested-11-imprisoned-in-turkey-in-october/

6-“31 more sought for detention over alleged Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/31-more-sought-for-detention-over-alleged-gulen-links/

7-“3,158 detained in October over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/3158-detained-in-october-over-gulen-links/

8-“EP’s Harms calls on EULEX to look into Turkish teacher case”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/eps-harms-calls-on-eulex-to-look-into-turkish-teacher-case/

9-“Local businessman gets 42.5-year jail time plus $35,000 fine”
https://turkeypurge.com/local-businessman-gets-42-5-year-jail-time-plus-tl-130000-fine

10-“Academics Flee Turkey for Germany as Erdogan targets teachers”
http://www.dw.com/en/academics-flee-turkey-for-germany-as-erdogan-targets-teachers/a-41181311

11-“Letter reveals visually impaired journalist can barely survive in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/letter-reveals-visually-impaired-journalist-can-barely-survive-prison

12-“Turkey detains four more journalists over coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-detains-four-journalists-coup-charges-report

13-“Turkish court orders 81-year-old man to stay behind bars on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-rules-81-year-old-man-stays-behind-bars-coup-charges

14-” Detention warrants issued for 112 over links to gov’t-closed writers foundation”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrants-issued-112-links-govt-closed-writers-foundation

15-” Cumhuriyet daily journalists to remain in jail following Tuesday hearing”
https://turkeypurge.com/cumhuriyet-daily-journalists-remain-jail-following-tuesday-hearing

16-” Turkish activist charged with trying to overthrow government: media ”
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-arrest/turkish-activist-charged-with-trying-to-overthrow-government-media-idUSKBN1D13NV

17-“3,158 detained in October over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/30/3158-detained-in-october-over-gulen-links/

18-“Historian Armağan sentenced to 15 months for insulting Atatürk”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/31/historian-armagan-sentenced-to-15-months-for-insulting-ataturk/

19-” Turkish Government Imprisons One More Mother With Her Baby Over Links To Gülen Movement”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-government-imprisons-one-more-mother-with-her-baby-over-links-to-gulen-movement/

20-“Opposition deputy being investigated for calling Erdoğan ‘a fascist dictator’”
https://turkeypurge.com/opposition-deputy-investigated-calling-erdogan-fascist-dictator

21-” Municipal worker commits suicide following investigation over Gülen links”
https://turkeypurge.com/municipal-worker-commits-suicide-following-investigation-gulen-links

22-“All demonstrations, public gatherings banned for 3 months in capital Ankara”
https://turkeypurge.com/demonstrations-public-gatherings-banned-capital-ankara

23-” Anonymous witnesses fail to identify suspects they earlier tipped off as Gulenist”
https://turkeypurge.com/anonymous-witnesses-fail-identify-145-suspects-earlier-tipped-off-gulenist

24-” Court rules to keep award-winning human rights lawyer in jail”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/court-rules-to-keep-award-winning-human-rights-lawyer-in-jail/

25-” Man with speech, hearing impairment gets 3-year jail time for ‘chanting terror slogans’”
https://turkeypurge.com/man-speech-hearing-impairment-gets-3-year-jail-time-chanting-terror-slogans

26-” Famous baklava maker says under arrest for 15 months over a book seized at workplace”
https://turkeypurge.com/famous-baklava-maker-says-arrest-15-months-book-seized-workplace

27-“Journalist Hidayet Karaca gets 31-year jail time over 2013 TV series”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-hidayet-karaca-gets-31-year-jail-time-2013-tv-series

28-“EU calls on Turkey to respect standards of European Convention on Human Rights
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/eu-calls-on-turkey-to-respect-standards-of-european-convention-on-human-rights/

29-“Detention warrants issued for 41 including comedian Demirci”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/03/detention-warrants-issued-for-41-including-comedian-demirci/

30-“Yet another child put behind bars along with jailed mother”
https://turkeypurge.com/yet-another-child-put-behind-bars-along-jailed-mother

31-“Turkey seizes another company on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-seizes-another-company-coup-charges

32-“Dozens take to Parliament Hill to protest Turkish human rights violations”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/parliament-hill-protest-turkey-human-rights-violations-1.4388041

33-“Purge In Turkey Worries KC Emigres”
http://www.flatlandkc.org/commentary/kc-turkish-community-fears-repression-home/

34-“Report: Torture inflicted by founding member of new Turkish party exposed”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/11/05/report-torture-inflicted-by-founding-member-of-new-turkish-party-exposed/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 10/30/2017-11/06/2017

1-“Hapisteki 668 bebek için dünya nasıl ses verdi?”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/hapisteki-668-bebek-icin-dunya-nasil-ses-verdi-h106594.html

2-“Gizli tanık, “sanıkları” tanımadı””
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/gizli-tanik-saniklari-tanimadi-h106579.html

3-“Tahliye edildiği cezaevinde gözaltına alınan öğretmen Nazife Onay tutuklandı”
http://www.diken.com.tr/tahliye-edildigi-cezaevinde-gozaltina-alinan-ogretmen-nazife-onay-tutuklandi/

4-“100 barış akademisyenine terör davası!”
http://aktifhaber.com/egitim/100-baris-akademisyenine-teror-davasi-h106593.html

5-“‘Muayeneye giden tutuklulara kamerayı kapatttığı gerekçesiyle dayak'”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/muayeneye-giden-tutuklulara-kamerayi-kapatttigi-gerekcesiyle-dayak-h106652.html

6-“70 bin öğrenci hapiste”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/70-bin-ogrenci-hapiste-h106618.html

7-” 3 gazeteci daha gözaltına alındı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/3-gazeteci-daha-gozaltina-alindi-h106723.html

8-” Gazeteci Çetinkaya işkence nedeniyle böbreklerini kullanamaz halde”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gazeteci-cetinkaya-iskence-nedeniyle-bobreklerini-kullanamaz-halde-h106692.html

9-” Tekirdağ Cezaevi’nde tutuklulara sistematik işkence!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tekirdag-cezaevinde-tutuklulara-sistematik-iskence-h106669.html

10-“Gazeteci Arat cezaevinde yaşadığı mağduriyetleri mektupla paylaştı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gazeteci-arat-cezaevinde-yasadigi-magduriyetleri-mektupla-paylasti-h106686.html

11-“Kazakistan’ta kaçırılan öğretmenlerin eşlerinden yeni açıklama”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/kazakistanta-kacirilan-ogretmenlerin-eslerinden-yeni-aciklama-h106776.html

12-“Tahşiye davasında karar açıklandı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/tahsiye-davasinda-karar-aciklandi-h106826.html

14-“Bir anne daha bebeğiyle tutuklandı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bir-anne-daha-bebegiyle-tutuklandi-h106835.html

15-“Atalay Demirci yeniden gözaltına alındı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/atalay-demirci-yeniden-gozaltina-alindi-h106828.html

16-“Terör gazisi Belediye işçisi intihar etti!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/teror-gazisi-belediye-iscisi-intihar-etti-h106786.html

17-“Şahitler gelmedi diye serbest bırakılmadı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/sahitler-gelmedi-diye-serbest-birakilmadi-h106790.html

18-“Ölseniz de hastaneye götürmeyeceğiz”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/olseniz-de-hastaneye-goturmeyecegiz-h106807.html

19-“Ali Türkşen’in ifadelerdeki işkencelerini yazdı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ali-turksenin-ifadelerdeki-iskencelerini-yazdi-h106890.html

20-“Bursa’da işkence Adli Tıp raporuna girdi!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bursada-iskence-adli-tip-raporuna-girdi-h106877.html

21-“Konya Emniyeti’nde işkence yapılıyor!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/konya-emniyetinde-iskence-yapiliyor-h106873.html

22-“Cezaevleri ölüm evi oldu; her yıl 215 kişi hayatını kaybediyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/politika/cezaevleri-olum-evi-oldu-her-yil-215-kisi-hayatini-kaybediyor-h106909.html

23-“Cezaevinde cinayet gibi ihmal: Hamile kadın ve karnındaki bebeği hayatını kaybetti”
http://www.tr724.com/ohalde-cezaevinde-cinayet-gibi-ihmal-hamile-kadin-karnindaki-bebegi-hayatini-kaybetti/

24-“Tutuklu Tuğgeneral Ankara’da hayatını kaybetti”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/tutuklu-tuggeneral-ankarada-hayatini-kaybetti-h106968.html

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