The Turkish Constitutional Court has rejected the lifting of the ban on contact with Abdullah Öcalan and his three fellow prisoners on Imrali. The defence team has now taken the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
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“Turkish authorities should immediately investigate these credible allegations of serious abuse and hold those responsible accountable,” said deputy program director at Human Rights Watch.
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Throssell warned that the law, if adopted, would further undermine the right of people in Turkey to freedom of expression, to obtain information and to participate in public and political life.
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Pressures on political prisoners in Turkey and Kurdistan jails continue to increase. Sick prisoners in Sincan Women’s Closed Prison are not transferred to the hospital.
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Turkish police have prevented Istanbul’s Saturday Mothers from demanding justice for their missing relatives in Galatasaray Square. The vigil was to be held for the 800th time today.
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The attempted rape of a thirteen-year-old girl has triggered protests in Şırnak province. The perpetrator, a staff sergeant in the Turkish army, was overpowered by local residents and has been arrested.
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The human rights organization points out that Turkey is lowering the water level of the Euphrates and thus committing a crime against humanity. The UN Security Council is urged to act immediately.
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Nuray Çevirmen, a member of the Human Rights Association (IHD) council, drew attention to the violations of rights in prisons.
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