Prisons Commission in İstanbul relased its annual report on 28 February 2020. The report brings together rights violation applications filed with the Human Rights Association’s (HRA) Istanbul Branch in 2019 from prisons located predominantly in the Marmara region and information obtained by the association’s voluntary lawyers during prison visitations. Our association has moreover examined a number of applications that were filed from outside of the Marmara region, which are also included in this report.
The applications at the basis of this report were either filed by detainee or convict inmates who are held in those prisons where the respective rights violations occurred via fax, or by the inmates’ families via telephone or email or through a direct visit of our office.
In 2019 a total of 502 applications from 54 different prisons were filed with our commission.
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