Turkey’s prison population increased by 14 pct to 265,000 in 2018: TurkStat

The number of inmates in Turkey’s prisons who were either in pre-trial detention or convicted of a crime was 265,000 in 2018, a 14...

457 sick inmates in Turkish prisons are in critical condition: rights lawyer

There are 1,333 ailing inmates in Turkish prisons, 457 of whom are in critical condition, according to Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation (İHD), the Cumhuriyet...

Kurdish politician denied medical care for a week despite loss of consciousness

Selahattin Demirtaş, an imprisoned Kurdish politician, temporarily lost consciousness on Nov. 26 after experiencing pain in his chest and trouble breathing but was not...

Turkish spy agency abducted former NATO intel officer, tortured him for days

Operatives from Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) for days tortured a lieutenant colonel who had worked for NATO’s intelligence section and was educated in...

Report reveals at least 663 rights violations in 32 Turkish prisons in 3 months

A report drafted by Turkey’s Human Rights Association (İHD) has revealed that at least 663 rights violations took place in 32 prisons in Turkey’s...

Purge victim denied release 3 times dies of cancer

Tacettin Toprak, a 36-year-old civil servant who was dismissed by the Turkish government following a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, died on Saturday,...

Tortured inmates investigated instead of prison guards: bar association

After being alerted to the torture of 20 inmates by guards at a correctional facility in Elazığ, the prison administration instead investigated the tortured...

Academic who suffered cardiac problem in prison denied treatment

İsmet Özçelik, a Turkish academic who was forcibly brought from Malaysia to Turkey in 2017 due to his alleged links to the Gülen movement,...

Pregnant woman sent back to prison after losing baby

Hanife Çiftçi, who was jailed in June when she was seven weeks pregnant due to her alleged links to the Gülen movement, lost her...

Video exposes police negligence during heart attack of teacher tortured in custody

Bold Medya has released a video showing the negligence of police officers in the death of Gökhan Açıkkollu, a purged history teacher who died...

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