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5 rights groups urge UN Committee Against Torture to start inquiry into Turkish prisons

Five advocacy and human rights groups urged the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) to initiate an inquiry into increasing cases of torture and ill treatment...

Report exposes death from torture of Turkish teacher in police custody

A new report from the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) titled “Tortured to Death” exposes the case of 42-year-old history teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, who...

Report exposes rights violations, inadequate conditions, in Turkish prisons

A comprehensive report, released last week by the Platform for Peace & Justice (PPJ) on prison conditions in Turkey under a state of emergency...

Imprisoned journalists claim to have been tortured in Turkey

Thirteen inmates including journalists Erdoğan Alayumat and Serkan Erdoğan from the Dicle news agency (Dihaber) and Özgürlükçü Demokrasi daily, respectively, both of which were...

Rights group says prison guards threatened with jail when they refuse to torture inmates

Founding President of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV) Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı said on Sunday that some prison guards who refused to follow...

Rights groups say Turkey experiencing worst period in terms of rights abuses due to OHAL

Human rights groups in Turkey said on Monday that Turkey is experiencing its worst period in recent times in terms of human rights abuses...

[VIDEO] Turkish teacher under UN protection detained in Azerbaijan for deportation to Turkey, wife says

Taci Şentürk, a Turkish teacher who was working in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, was taken by police to an unknown place after UN...

Report: Mass torture has become the norm rather than the exception in Turkey

The torture, ill-treatment, abusive, inhumane and degrading treatment of people who are deprived of their liberties in Turkey’s detention centers and prisons has become...

Teacher, doctor say threatened with rape at Ankara Police Department

Two people detained over alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement said during their hearing before a judge that they were threatened with rape...

Post-coup purge victim says he may never be a father due to torture in prison

A man jailed over alleged links to a failed coup in Turkey last July said during a recent hearing in Kırıkkale that he may...

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