Saturday, May 26, 2018

Where have the 20 PKK prisoners been taken?

20 PKK prisoners in the Edirne Type F Closed Prison were exiled in a late night raid.

Kurdish political prisoner tortured heavily in Rojhilat

Kurdish political prisoner Efşin Hisên Penahi, who had been detained and arrested in Rojhilat, has been subjected to torture by Iranian forces. Efşin’s health had suffered after the intense torture, but reportedly hasn’t been taken to a hospital.

Russians protest Putin for Afrin

Russian citizens have protested President Vladimir Putin for approving the invasion of Afrin.

Nine activists detained over social media posts in Turkey

Nine people including Eğitim Sen, EMEP and ÖDP members and administrators have been detained for condemning the attacks against Afrin on social media.

CPT publishes report on Imralı Prison

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published a report on its April 2016 visit to the high-security prison on the island of Imralı in Turkey, where Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are being held.

Justice index reveals global fall in basic justice

More than 70 of 113 countries surveyed for latest Rule of Law Index report their fundamental human rights are being eroded. The survey put Turkey among the worst top 12 in Rule of Law Index.

Keskin: Without peace Turkey can’t be democratized

Lawyer Eren Keskin stated that the UCAVs are the new tool for extrajudicial killings and said the state that was founded with the Ittihat mentality has been implementing the same policies since the genocide of 1915.

Dozens of prisoners forcibly transferred to other prisons

Dozens of prisoners in Balıkesir and Muş provinces have been sent to prisons in Kayseri and İzmir.

Öcalan’s lawyers appeal for a meeting for the 731st time

Öcalan’s lawyers have appealed to the Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office to meet with their client for the 731st time.

Turkey is the top violator of human rights in Europe

Turkey is leading the countries on European Court of Human Rights’ top violators list according to the data provided by the court’s president Guido Raimondi.