05 May 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION

DİYARBAKIR BRANCH  

REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS

IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017

IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA REGION

Prepared by
Archive/Documentation Department
of
Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD)

BALANCE-SHEET

 

DESCRIPTION

The data included in this report and balance-sheet belonging to these datum are prepared by compiling the applications made by victims, information obtained from local sources and searching the press (Milliyet, Hürriyet, Sabah, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Cnnturk, TRTHaber, NTV, Habertürk, Fırat Haber Ajansı, ETHA, DHA, AA, İHA, ANHA, Bianet.org, El Cezire, BBC, Sputnik, T24, Dihaber, Gazetesujin, Rojeva Medya, GazeteDuvar, GazeteKarınca, Sendika.org).

Some data in the report is based on witness statements. However, the claims are regarded as true and accurate unless the concerning institutions and persons make statements and explanations to prove the contrary.

As new information come up, relevant sections in the report will be updated. The aforementioned sections can be excluded from the report or maintained by making certain. 

  

BALANCE-SHEET OF VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017

VIOLATIONS OF RIGHT TO LIVE

  DEAD INJURED
Extrajudicial Execution (Arbitrary Killing, people who killed and injured due to Violation of the authority to use weapon and disobeying stop warning)

People Killed & Injured by the Police or Gendarmerie

2

2

Deaths and Injuries in Prisons

1

Attacks by Unknown Assailants

Male

2

People Killed and Injured as a result of Official Mistake and Omission

118

Self Murders of Police & Soldier / Suspicious Deaths

2

 
People Exposed to Attack

Political Party, Trade Union and Association Executive / Member

1

Journalist

1

Student

1

Lawyer

2

Health Officer

1

Armed Conflicts

Security Officer

13

16

Armed Militants

73

Civilians

1

TOTAL

87

16

Note 1: In the fact-finding works carried out in the first 3 month of 2017, it was learned that 51 members of armed organizations were killed in different times in 2016.  Statistical information regarding this data are not included in the statistics of balance-sheet. However, they are included in the detailed data of the report.

Note 2: Security forces killed or injured as a result of explosions are included in numbers.

Civilians Killed – Injured in consequence of Attacks by Illegal Organisations

2

15

Deaths and Injuries Caused by Mine and Unclaimed Bomb Explosion

Male

5

Children

3

5

Suspicious Deaths

Male

3

Children

1

VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DUE TO CONFLICTING ENVIRONMENT

Declaration of Special Security Zones and Land Prohibition

13

Declaration of Curfew

18

Disrespect to Reminiscences of the Dead

24

VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN’S RIGHT TO LIVE

Suicides of Women

Suicide

5

Women Exposed to Domestic Violence

Death

13

Injured/Violence

8

Women Exposed to Violence in Social Sphere

Death

3

Injured/Violence

2

Sexual Assault

4

Women Forced to Prostitution

3

VIOLATIONS OF CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO LIVE

Suicides of Children
Suicide

4

Children Exposed to Violence in Social Sphere
Death

1

Sexual Abuse

57

Children Forced to Prostitution

1

TORTURE PROHIBITION

TORTURE, ILL-TREATMENT, DEFAMATORY and DEGRADING BEHAVIOUR and PENALIZATION
Torture and Ill-treatment in Custody

18

Torture and Ill-treatment out of Custody

33

Torture in Prison

182

Abduction and Agency Threat

1

Peole Threathened

2

People Beaten and Injured in consequence of Intervention of Security Forces in Demonstrations

30

Violence in School

2

VIOLATIONS OF PERSONAL FREEDOM AND SECURITY

People Detained
Adult

1616

Children

13

TOTAL

1629

Arrested
Adult

432

Children

1

TOTAL

433

House Raids

1367

VIOLATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION

Prohibited Activities

2

Prohibited and Collected Publications

5

Raided Newspaper and Media Organs

1

Blocked Internet Sites

2

Violations againt the Freedom of Speaking in Mother Tongue

1

Investigations Launched against People Expressing Their Thoughts

Number of Investigations

2

Number of People

4

Cases Opened Against People Expressing Their Thoughts
Number of Cases

28

Number of People

31

Punishments Imposed on People Expressing Their Thoughts
Number of Files

11

Number of People

136

VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF ORGANISATION

Raided or Attacked Political Party, Trade Union, Association, Cultural Institution
Political Party

4

Municipality Building and Outhouses

11

Closed / Desired to be Closed Political Party, Trade Union, Association, Cultural Institution
Association

33

Education and Cultural Institution

4

VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND DEMONSTRATION

Demostrations and Meetings Intervened by Security Forces

11

Postponed, Prohibited Meetings and Demonstrations

3

VIOLATIONS OCCURRED IN PRISONS
Applications of Transfer

407

Violation of the Right to Health

15

Persons Whose Family Visits Hindered

10

Isolation / Solitary Confinement

19

Persons Exposed to Disciplinary Punishments

2

Persons Whose Right to Communication is Prohibited

2

Persons Whose Right to Social Activities is Prohibited

33

Other Violations in Prisons

21

VIOLATIONS OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS

Work Accidents
Deaths in Work Accidents

8

Injuries in Work Accidents

6

Employees Dismissed in Municipalities & Private Sector

848

People Suspended from Profession

201

People Dismissed from Profession

1698

Administrative Investigations

83

OTHER VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS

Trustee (Municipality)

29

Violation of Right to Health

98

Violation of Right to Housing

1

OTHER APPLICATIONS

14

TOTAL NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS

7907 

Note: In terms of human rights violations, there were respectively 103, 73 and 12 applications made to our Diyarbakır Branch, Van Brach and Batman Branch in the first 3 months of 2017.

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DİYARBAKIR BRANCH OF HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (İHD)