Report on Rights Violations in Marmara Region Prisons




This report brings together rights violation applications filed with the Human Rights Association’s (HRA) Istanbul Branch in 2020 first quarter 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 the first quarter 2020 a total of 75 applications from 25 different prisons were filed with our commission.

Applications were received from the following prisons.

Prisons in the Marmara region: Salivary Prison Campus, Tekirdağ No. 1 and 2 F and T Type High Security Closed Prison, Edirne F Type High Security Closed Prison, Maltepe No. 1 L Type Closed Prison, Maltepe Open Prison, Metris Prison, Kocaeli No. 1 F Type Closed Prison, Düzce T Type Closed Prison, Bolu F Type Closed Prison, Bakırköy Women’s Closed Prison, Gebze Women’s Closed Prison.

Prisons outside of the Marmara region; Elazığ No. 2 High Security Prison, Giresun Espiye L Type Closed Prison, Gümüşhane E Type Closed Prison, Kahramanmaraş Türkoğlu No. 1 L Type Closed Prison, Yozgat Open Prison, Kütahya Tavşanlı T Type Closed Prison, Bitlis Tatvan Open Prison, Alanya L Type Closed Prison, Osmaniye No. 2 T Type Closed Prison, Ordu F Type Closed Prison, Trabzon Beşikdüzü T Type Closed Prison, Afyon No. 1 T Type Closed Prison, Muğla Seydikemer Eşen T Type Closed Prison and from abroad İran Umriye Prison.

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