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Turkey releases 3,000 more convicts to open up space in prisons

By means of new decrees issued on Friday, 3,000 more convicts will be released immediately on probation unless they were convicted of terrorism, sexual...

38 new prisons built last year, 76 under construction, 113 in planning process

The Turkish Justice Ministry has announced that out of 381 prisons in Turkey, 139 of them were built in the last 10 years and...

9 pct overcapacity in Turkish prisons forces inmates to sleep in shifts

Justice Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Basri Bağcı has informed Parliament that Turkish prisons are currently 9 percent over capacity, saying that some inmates have to...

DW: Former arrestee still feels pain of torture whenever he uses toilet

Thirty-one-year-old K.U., who was tortured for 17 days in custody after he was detained on terrorism charges in late August, says his testicles were...

Human Rights Watch: Turkey’s emergency decrees facilitate torture

US-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday that Turkish police have tortured and otherwise ill-treated individuals in custody...

Turkey’s Human Rights Association: Turkish prisons at 120 percent capacity

Turkish human rights watchdog the Human Rights Association (İHD) said in a report on Friday that there are nearly 220,000 people in Turkey's prisons,...

Torture in prison renders Turkish professor unable to even count coins

Under arrest as part of an investigation into a July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, a Turkish professor has been rendered incapable of even...

Torture re-emerges in Turkish prisons after massive purge

A Turkish news portal on Friday started a series on the re-emergence of torture in Turkish prisons following a failed coup on July 15,...

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