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4 journalists under arrest in SE Turkey stage hunger strike in protest of prison conditions

Four female journalists who were arrested in June have gone on a hunger strike to draw attention to rights violations in Turkish prisons, the...

Top court finds rights violation in discipline of inmate by prison administration

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has found rights violations in the disciplinary punishment given by the prison administration to a convict in central Turkey for using...

Ailing 80-year-old inmate released from prison after 4 months

Makbule Özer, an ailing 80-year-old inmate in a high-security prison in Turkey’s eastern Van province, was released from prison on Wednesday,  the Stockholm Center...

End-stage cancer patient released after spending 6 months in prison

Ahmet Zeki Özkan, a 65-year-old man who was arrested in February to serve a sentence for conviction of links to the Gülen movement despite...

Professor, jailed for 6 years, given disciplinary punishment on day of release

A prominent Turkish professor who has been behind bars for six years on politically motivated charges has been forced to serve four more months...

332,884 detained and 101,000 incarcerated due to Gülen links: interior minister

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday a total of 332,884 people have been detained, of whom 101,000 were arrested and jailed, due...

PEN calls for immediate release of 16 journalists from pretrial detention in Diyarbakır

PEN International, a worldwide association of writers, has called on Turkish authorities to immediately release 15 journalists and one media worker held in pretrial...

Turkey sees record increase in number of prisons, rights violations under AKP rule

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has built more than 200 prisons in the past 16 years and continues to allocate large funds...

11 women indicted for making vinegar in Ankara prison

Eleven female inmates who are all political prisoners in the capital city of Ankara have been indicted for making vinegar inside the prison in...

Top court rules recording of conversations during non-contact visits in prisons unlawful

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that recording conversations between inmates and their visitors during non-contact visitation, in which the parties are separated by a...

Teacher abducted from Kenya given 3-year prison sentence due to Gülen links

A teacher who was forcibly returned from Kenya to Turkey last year due to his affiliation with the faith-based Gülen movement has been given...

Turkish journalist’s award-winning novel banned in eastern prison for terrorist propaganda

Turkish journalist Gökçer Tahincioğlu’s award-winning novel "Kiraz Ağacı" (Cherry Tree) has been banned in a prison in eastern Turkey for “spreading terrorist propaganda,” the...

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