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Conditions in Ankara’s Sincan Prison inhumane, says Turkish Parliament sub-committee

Inmates are suffering from freezing temperatures, foul drinking water, poor treatment and the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ankara’s Sincan Prison, said...

Jailed mother says baby contracted dysentery in prison, yet denied medication

Arzu Akçakaya, one of the more than 11,000 women who have been jailed as part of a government crackdown on followers of the Gülen movement, has...

Jailed Kurdish politician has no life-threatening condition, hospital says

Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former co-leader of Turkey's Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), who was taken to a hospital for an examination on Monday, nearly a...

Prison demands inmate’s defense for keeping newborn daughter’s sock in locker

A document shared by an opposition deputy on Sunday revealed that a Turkish prison administration demanded an official defense from a purge victim to...

Jailed former HDP leader’s letter to spouse confiscated by prison

Başak Demirtaş, the wife of former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş, who is currently imprisoned on charges of terrorism, has...

Jailed journalist: Even scenic photos are censored in Turkish prisons

Mehmet Güleş, one of hundreds of journalists behind bars in Turkey, complained in a letter about the restriction of rights in prison, saying that...

[UPDATE] Teacher jailed over remarks on TV released, lawyer says

Turkish teacher Ayşe Çelik, who was jailed with her baby in April on terror charges because she had said, “Don’t let children die,” on...

Officer arrested over Gülen links talks about dire prison conditions in letter

A military officer who has been kept under pre-trial detention for one year due to his alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement has...

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