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2 inmates in Turkish prisons continue hunger strike as authorities reject demands

Two inmates in Turkish prisons staging hunger strikes said they would be continuing their protests indefinitely after the Ministry of Justice rejected their demands, the...

Mother and daughter allegedly subjected to strip-search in Amasya prison while visiting family member

The mother of an underage girl said she and her daughter were subjected to a strip-search on Friday while visiting her husband in Amasya...

Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

European rights court fines Turkey for unlawful strip-search in prison

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has faulted Turkey for violating the private and family life of Elif Kaya, who was subjected to...

Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for police officer accused of unlawful strip-search

Turkish authorities issued a detention warrant on Tuesday for female police officer Songül Eken Kılıç for conducting an unlawful strip-search of architect Mücella Yapıcı...

345 children under the age of 6 in prison with their mothers in Turkey: report

A total of 345 children under the age of 6 are accompanying their mothers in Turkish prisons, and they receive the same treatment as...

Inmates objecting to unlawful strip-search beaten in Turkish prison

Inmates were beaten by guards for resisting a strip-search when they were transferred to Tekirdağ Prison in northwestern Turkey, the Stockholm Center for Freedom...

Pro-Kurdish party politician files complaint over strip-search in detention

A provincial chairwoman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a complaint against local police in Turkey's western province of Aydın for...

Turkey’s top court says non-prosecution of strip-search case violated prohibition of ill-treatment

Turkey’s Constitutional Court (AYM) concluded in a case involving the strip-search of a woman at a police station in İstanbul that a decision of...

Journalist speaks out on abuse in Turkish prison after launch of social media campaign against strip-searches

Nur Ener Kılınç, a journalist who used to write for the Yeni Asya newspaper, after the launch of a social media campaign protesting the...

Students strip-searched, maltreated during ECtHR president’s Turkey visit

Turkish police violated regulations and strip-searched 23 female university students detained on Aug. 31 during the visit to Turkey of European Court of Human...

5-year-old subjected to strip search during prison visit: report

A 5-year-old boy was subjected to a strip search during a prison visit in Turkey’s Samsun province, according to a letter written by an inmate’s spouse...

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