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Re: Urge Turkish Authorities to stop torture and bring perpetrators to justice on INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE JUNE 26 th

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INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE, JUNE 26TH

     Gokhan Acikkollu, the 42-year-old history teacher with diabetes, was dismissed from his job, subsequently detained and tortured for 13 days under police custody in Turkey. He ultimately died from a heart attack. Two years later, after his death, authorities found him not guilty and reinstated him to his teaching post; however, no real justice has been given.

Since the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, democratic and fundamental human rights have been suspended in Turkey. The Turkish government has disregarded basic human rights, equality, and respect for human dignity. It has completely broken its ties with the western world, the European Union in particular. It is stated in Human Rights Watch October 2017 report that people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody. There has been a spate of reported cases of men being abducted, some of whom were held in secret detention places, with evidence pointing to the
involvement of state authorities. 

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for UN Human Rights, declared that during the state of emergency period about 160,000 people were detained in Turkey; 152,000 state officials, including teachers, judges, and lawyers were arbitrarily expelled or investigated; over 200 journalists were arrested, 201 media outlets and hundreds of websites were shut down. There were many cases of torture, rape, and kidnapping, which were only partially reflected in the reports.

According to a report released by the United States Department of State on human rights practices in Turkey in 2018 between July 2016 and July 2018, Turkish Ministry of Justice reported that “investigations” were opened into 612,347 persons, the majority of whom were affiliated with the Gulen movement. Authorities prosecuted 1,519 lawyers and dismissed 7,257 academics and more than 4,000 judges and prosecutors. After the coup, the government operated prisons became filled with people who were detained and awaiting trial and began to work over capacity. 28 individuals disappeared, some kidnapped in broad daylight in front of their families.

Reports of torture, mistreatment, and abuse skyrocketed from tens in 2017 to more than 2,500 in 2018. 51 people lost their lives under suspicious circumstances in official custody.

The most recent torture incidents took place at Police Headquarters in Ankara against detained six ex-diplomats of Turkish Foreign Ministry on May 26th which were documented by the Ankara Bar Association. HDP MP Omer F. Gergerlioglu; Erinc Sagkan, President of Ankara Bar Association, and CHP MP Sezgin Tanrikulu spoke out about the allegations immediately.

We urge all the international bodies and human rights organizations along with Turkish judiciary to take all necessary steps to STOP TORTURE in TURKEY and bring all the perpetrators to justice.

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Jan 22

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 1/15/2018-1/22/2018

1-“Lawyer for jailed journalist says Turkey faces ‘constitutional crisis'”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-journalists-lawyer/lawyer-for-jailed-journalist-says-turkey-faces-constitutional-crisis-idUSKBN1F424F?il=0

2-“721 people detained over Gülen links in past week: ministry”
https://turkeypurge.com/721-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-ministry

3-“Police tortured post-coup suspect, threatened to rape wife during Ramadan: columnist”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-tortured-post-coup-suspect-threatened-rape-wife-ramadan-columnist

4-“Former intel chief calls for use of ASALA, MOSSAD tactics to kill Gülen followers”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/15/former-intel-chief-calls-for-use-of-asala-mossad-tactics-to-kill-gulen-followers/

5-“Journalists Ahmet Şık, Murat Sabuncu and Akın Atalay denied release from prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalists-ahmet-sik-murat-sabuncu-akin-atalay-denied-release-prison

6-“Report: Koç University student commits suicide as father, a dismissed chemistry teacher, under arrest for months”
https://turkeypurge.com/report-koc-university-student-commits-suicide-father-dismissed-chemistry-teacher-arrest-months

7-“Former medical faculty dean jailed over alleged ByLock use”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-medical-faculty-dean-jailed-alleged-bylock-use

8-“Freedom House: Turkey is no longer a free country”
https://turkeypurge.com/freedom-house-turkey-no-longer-free-country

9-” Suspects who attacked 75-year old woman released after brief interrogation: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/suspects-attacked-75-year-old-woman-released-brief-interrogation-report

10-“BIA report: 237 aggravated life sentences sought for 520 journalists in Turkey”
https://turkeypurge.com/bia-report-237-aggravated-life-sentences-sought-520-journalists-turkey

11-“Worker stages naked protest in front of Turkey’s nat’l employment agency”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/17/worker-stages-naked-protest-in-front-of-turkeys-natl-employment-agency/

12-“Upper courts reject appeals to release journalists Altan and Alpay”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/15/upper-courts-reject-appeals-to-release-journalists-altan-and-alpay/

13-“Euro court fines Turkey 5,000 euros for closing opposition newspaper in 2001”
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/euro-court-fines-turkey-5-000-euros-for-closing-opposition-newspaper-in-2001-125816

14-“Turkey freedoms hit after ‘deeply-flawed constitutional referendum’”
http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/16/turkey-freedoms-hit-after-deeply-flawed-constitutional-referendum-

15-“Erdoğan’s news agency targets exiled journalists over Afrin messages”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/22/erdogans-news-agency-targets-exiled-journalists-over-afrin-messages/

16-“Detention warrants issued for 35 over Afrin messages”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/22/detention-warrants-issued-for-35-over-afrin-messages/

17-“Erdoğan advisor likens Turkey purge to Aborigine, Native American, Armenian cases”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/20/erdogan-advisor-likens-turkey-purge-to-aborigine-native-american-armenian-cases/

18-“Woman sent back to jail with newborn a day after delivery”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/18/woman-sent-back-to-jail-with-newborn-a-day-after-delivery/

19-“2 more journalists arrested on terror charges by Turkish court”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/19/2-more-journalists-arrested-on-terror-charges-by-turkish-court/

20-” BIA report: 237 aggravated life sentences sought for 520 journalists in Turkey”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/17/bia-report-237-aggravated-life-sentences-sought-for-520-journalists-in-turkey/

21-“The UN confirms torture and abuse in Turkey ”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/17/opinion-the-un-confirms-torture-and-abuse-in-turkey/

22-“HRW: Media, activists, political opposition targeted in Turkey in 2017”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/18/hrw-media-activists-political-opposition-targeted-in-turkey-in-2017/

23-“Human Rights Watch says Turkey’s post-coup OHAL commissions not independent”
https://turkeypurge.com/human-rights-watch-says-turkeys-ohal-commissions-not-independent

24-“7-month-old spent 475 days in prison until gov’t pardoned mother over alleged Bylock use”
https://turkeypurge.com/report-7-month-old-spent-475-days-prison-govt-pardoned-mother-alleged-bylock-use

25-“37 Air Force Academy cadets get life sentences over coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/37-air-force-academy-cadets-get-life-sentences-coup-charges

26-“[VIDEO] Couple, dismissed as judge and prosecutor, detained over Gulen links”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-couple-dismissed-judge-prosecutor-detained-gulen-links

27-“Fethullah Gülen’s nephew jailed after 12 days under custody”
https://turkeypurge.com/fethullah-gulens-nephew-jailed-12-days-custody

28-“Purge-victim dies of multiple sclerosis weeks after being released from prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/purge-victim-dies-multiple-sclerosis-weeks-released-prison

29-” Turkish Journalist Kılıç In Prison For 17 Months For Sharing Quotes From A Movie Scene”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-journalist-kilic-in-prison-for-17-months-for-sharing-quotes-from-a-movie-scene/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 1/15/2018-1/22/2018

1-“Eşine çarpan ehliyetsiz şoförü şikayet ederken ailesinin önünde polisler tarafından darp edildi”
http://aktifhaber.com/asayis/esine-carpan-ehliyetsiz-soforu-sikayet-ederken-ailesinin-onunde-polisler-tarafindan-darp-edildi-h110723.html

2-“OHAL’de ihraç edilen 100 bin mağdurun talepleri hala cevapsız”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/ohalde-ihrac-edilen-100-bin-magdurun-talepleri-hala-cevapsiz-h110718.html

3-“Yakub Saygılı ve yardımcılarının Avukatı: İşkenceye varacak hak ihlalleri var”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/yakub-saygili-ve-yardimcilarinin-avukati-iskenceye-varacak-hak-ihlalleri-var-h110709.html

4-“Silivri’de tek tip gerekçesiyle elbiseler verilmiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/silivride-tek-tip-gerekcesiyle-elbiseler-verilmiyor-h110716.html

5-“Mehmet Altan’ın tahliye talebi üst mahkeme tarafından da reddedildi”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/mehmet-altanin-tahliye-talebi-ust-mahkeme-tarafindan-da-reddedildi-h110708.html

6-“‘MEB okullarda istismarı önleyemiyor’”
http://aktifhaber.com/egitim/meb-okullarda-istismari-onleyemiyor-h110724.html

7-“Kılıçdaroğlu: Türkiye Almanya’nın 1940’larını yaşıyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/politika/kilicdaroglu-turkiye-almanyanin-1940larini-yasiyor-h110701.html

8-“CHP’li Aksünger: AİHM ByLock davalarından dolayı Türkiye’yi mahkum edecek”
http://aktifhaber.com/analiz/chpli-aksunger-aihm-bylock-davalarindan-dolayi-turkiyeyi-mahkum-edecek-h110698.html

9-“Emekli General İsmail Hakkı Pekin’den insanlık dışı hedef gösterme”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/emekli-general-ismail-hakki-pekinden-insanlik-disi-hedef-gosterme-h110691.html

10-“Alpay ve Altan için AİHM ihlal kararı verecek”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/alpay-ve-altan-icin-aihm-ihlal-karari-verecek-h110683.html

11-“‘İtirafçı tanık’: ‘İfadeyi imzalamazsan ‘karınla oruç bozarız’ dediler’ ”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/darbe-davasinin-itirafci-tanigi-her-seyi-iskenceyle-soylettiler/

12-“Halkın Hukuk Bürosu’nun, İstanbul’daki tüm avukatları tutuklandı ”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/halkin-hukuk-burosunun-istanbuldaki-tum-avukatlari-tutuklandi/

13-“‘Paramiliter güçler’i yazan gazetecinin evi kurşunlandı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/paramiliter-gucleri-konu-edinen-yazar-emre-ergulun-evi-kursunlandi/

14-“Türmen: AİHM hak ihlali kararı verecek, Türkiye uymak zorunda”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/riza-turmen-aihm-hak-ihlali-karari-verecek/

15-“Financial Times: Türkiye’ye ‘hukuki kriz’ uyarısı yapılıyor”
http://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler-turkiye-42685337

16-“CHP lideri Kılıçdaroğlu: Yargı iflas etmiştir”
https://www.ntv.com.tr/turkiye/chp-lideri-kilicdaroglu-yargi-iflas-etmistir, 3curaV_gYkWIdyUYTvoNqw

17-“Freedom House, Türkiye’yi ‘özgür olmayan ülkeler’ kategorisine aldı”
http://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler-turkiye-42698430

18-“AİHM, Yeni Evrensel davasında Türkiye’yi mahkum etti”
https://www.evrensel.net/haber/343406/aihm-yeni-evrensel-davasinda-turkiyeyi-mahkum-etti

19-“Doğumhane kapısında lohusa Ayşe Ateş için ‘utanç’ nöbeti”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/dogumhane-kapisinda-lohusa-ayse-ates-icin-utanc-nobeti-h110776.html

20-“AKP zulmüne maruz kalan Mesut Dinç aşırı üzüntüden hayatını kaybetti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/akp-zulmune-maruz-kalan-mesut-dinc-asiri-uzuntuden-hayatini-kaybetti-h110762.html

21-“ByLock kullanmadı ama tanık beyanıyla 2 çocuk annesi 7 aydır tutuklu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bylock-kullanmadi-ama-tanik-beyaniyla-2-cocuk-annesi-7-aydir-tutuklu-h110756.html

22-“Özgür Gündem Nöbetçi GYY’lerine 9 yıl 9 ay hapis cezası”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/ozgur-gundem-nobetci-gyylerine-9-yil-9-ay-hapis-cezasi-h110748.html

23-“Öldüresiye dövüp ziynet eşyasını aldılar; mahkeme serbest bıraktı ”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/olduresiye-dovup-ziynet-esyasini-aldilar-mahkeme-serbest-birakti-h110744.html

24-“‘Tek tip kıyafet’ uygulaması Diyarbakır Cezaevi’nden başlıyor
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tek-tip-kiyafet-uygulamasi-diyarbakir-cezaevinden-basliyor/

25-“Kazakistan’da kaçırılan Öğretmen Zabit Kişi, 4 aydır Ankara TEM’de tutuluyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/15-temmuz/kazakistanda-kacirilan-ogretmen-zabit-kisi-4-aydir-ankara-temde-tutuluyor-h110965.html

26-“Hukuksuzca hapsedilen ve malvarlığı gasp edilen işadamı kanserden vefat etti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hukuksuzca-hapsedilen-ve-malvarligi-gasp-edilen-isadami-kanserden-vefat-etti-h110960.html

27-“Erdoğan’ın Başdanışmanı Mehmet Uçum’dan OHAL’de soykırım itirafı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdoganin-basdanismani-mehmet-ucumdan-ohalde-soykirim-itirafi-h110913.html

28-“Fevzi Yazıcı sahte belge gerekçesiyle Türköne’yi ise keyfi hücreye koydular”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/fevzi-yazici-sahte-belge-gerekcesiyle-turkoneyi-ise-keyfi-hucreye-koydular-h110789.html

29-“AKP zulmüne maruz kalan Mesut Dinç aşırı üzüntüden hayatını kaybetti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/akp-zulmune-maruz-kalan-mesut-dinc-asiri-uzuntuden-hayatini-kaybetti-h110762.html

30-” HRW: Türkiye’de demokrasi yok edildi, AB izledi”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/hrw-turkiyede-demokrasi-yok-edildi-ab-izledi/

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Turkey Raping, Torturing and Starving Thousands of Coup Prisoners to Death

Credible evidence that the Turkish police are holding detainees, denying them food, water and medical treatment. In some of the worse cases, individuals have been subjected to severe beating and torture.
 

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Claims of torture after Turkey’s coup

http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/38126581/claims-of-torture-after-turkey-s-coup

After the coup attempt, came the purge; where more than 125,000 were sacked and 45,000 arrested. There are many worrying testimonies of torture. The UN’s special investigator on torture has arrived in Turkey following allegations of rape and abuse by the country’s security forces.
 

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This is how many people Turkey has arrested since the failed coup

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/europe/turkey-post-coup-arrest-numbers/index.html

Many low-ranked soldiers found themselves on the street while media outlets were announcing that the military was attempting a coup. Although most of these soldiers were told that they were out for a drill, a very large portion of them got beaten and imprisoned. Moreover, many allegations of torture and rape of have emerged.

 

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