Minor beaten up by alleged plainclothes police officers during Turkey’s Kurdish protests

A video that was widely circulated on social media following the eruption of post-election protests in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish provinces showed a minor being...

Video reveals torture of young Syrian Kurd who disappeared in Turkey

The family of Ali Veli, a 19-year-old Kurdish migrant from Syria who went missing after being released from a Turkish prison in March, received...
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Prison guards refer to notorious torturer while mistreating inmates in SE Turkey

Prison guards in a Gaziantep prison allegedly beat inmates İlhami İşçi and Uğur Ürün over an argument, making reference to a military officer accused...

6 inmates held in cells designed for 3 in NW Turkey prisons: NGO

The Association for the Freedom of Lawyers (ÖHD) has published an annual report on prison conditions in Turkey’s northwestern Marmara region, which found that...

Relatives of inmates report mistreatment, lack of access to clean water in central Turkey...

Inmates in Kırşehir Prison in central Anatolia have been subjected to physical assaults and a lack of access to clean water, the Bianet news...

Family of missing Kurdish journalist seeking justice 30 years on

The family of Nazım Babaoğlu, a journalist who went missing in 1994 while covering the news, is still seeking his whereabouts as well as...

Body search requirement lifted for jailed Kurdish leader after outrage

A prison administration in northwestern Turkey has backed off its requirement that jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş undergo a body check before and after...

Jailed Kurdish leader refuses prison visits due to ‘humiliating’ body search: lawyer

Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, who has been in prison for almost eight years, is refusing to see visitors because of a new requirement that...

Woman dies of cancer after imprisonment on Gülen links

Betül Aygün, a 30-year-old former teacher, died of breast cancer after her treatment was significantly delayed by a prison administration during her incarceration on...

CoE anti-torture committee visits Turkey

A delegation from the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out...

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