MED TUHAD-FED calls for awareness for violations of rights in prisons

  • actual
  • 15:38 14 October 2021
  • |

DİYARBAKIR - Stating that prisoners are ripped away from their families by prison administrations' violations of rights, MED TUHAD-FED said, "Remaining silent about these violations is to be a partner in this crime" and invited everyone to be a voice in prisons.

Federation of Law and Solidarity Associations for Families of Prisoners and Convicts (MED TUHAD-FED) made a written statement regarding the violations of rights in prisons. In the statement, it was stated that with the State of Emergency (OHAL), which started on July 20, 2016 and was lifted on July 18, 2018, many unlawful practices began to be implemented in prisons, and said, "The following pandemic has been seen as an opportunity, and prisons have been completely transformed into isolation areas."
In the statement, which reads that with the new policies implemented in prisons, the practice of punishment within the prison was kept alive in the most severe way, “It should be noted that the main target is freedom of thought, which has come to light with the recent practices. The fact that there are hundreds of applications to our institution, the frequency of applications and the similarity is an indication that the existing applications are not isolated incidents. It was stated that the whole society should be the voice for the ongoing systematic violations of rights" was underlined.
In the statement, it was pointed out that remaining silent in the face of the reality that violations continue to increase day by day means being an accomplice in the violations of rights.
Reminding that the detainees from Kırıkkale Type F Prison were transferred to different prisons on October 3 and 4, the statement said, “In this context, there were exiles from Kırıkkale prison to many prisons, especially Tekirdağ, Kandıra, Kırıklar, Silivri, Sincan and Antalya. First of all, it was stated that these transfers were carried out in the form of a raid and that the detainees and convicts could not even take their clothes. The detainees and convicts who were exiled like this were still unable to meet their most basic needs in the new prisons they went to. It has been revealed by both the applications made to us and the interviews of the lawyers that every right is restricted in prisons. At this stage, it is seen that the exile policies that have been experienced in the last period continue to increase. It can be seen from the example of Kırıkkale Prison, where all kinds of exile policies are actively operated on the grounds of 'security', while there are no optional transfers to other prisons on the grounds of the pandemic. It is clearly seen that the exile policy implemented in this context and the disciplinary punishments that continue as a result of this are aimed to be completely cut the prisoner off from the outside.
In the statement, it was stated that these practices in prison are against international law and are unlawful within domestic law, continues as follows, "The main target of what is happening in all prisons, especially in Kırıkkale Prison, is to severe the bonds of the prisoners and their families, to isolate them from the society, and the violations of rights that develop accordingly are unlawful. As a result of the exiles, the prisoners who could not even get their belongings, were subjected to strip search, disregarding human dignity and pandemic rules, and the prisoners who did not accept this attitude were beaten."
It was also stated that changing the wards of the prisoners were made on the grounds of a circular allegedly sent from the Ministry of Justice, especially in Urfa and Tarsus prisons, and it was emphasized that the detainees who were in isolation were placed under deeper isolation. The statement continues, “However, it should be noted that the circular was not implemented on a legal basis. Wards were raided and prisoners were subjected to brutal violence. Punishment within punishment should end. All urgent problems, especially transfer of prisoners, torture, strip search must end immediately. We invite everyone to be aware of the problems experienced in prisons.

View More Articles

16:42 HDP, DBP, DTK and TJA call for increased struggle against the isolation of Öcalan
16:41 Sit in at Sêmalka on its 57th day
15:52 Justice Watch for prisoners continues on 15th day
15:52 Emine Şenyaşar summoned to give a statement to the police for the 9th time
15:51 Attorneys submit new application to visit Öcalan
12:13 'Special law' for İmralı on the agenda of Committee of Ministers
11:09 Mother whose daughter was killed with chemical weapons says communication with Öcalan will solve the problems
10:45 Women from four parts of Kurdistan: Kurds have to unite
10:44 Contentration camp of 21st century: Patnos Prison
15:20 Two new disciplinary punishment for Öcalan
15:06 Justice Watch of relatives of prisoners on 14th day
13:38 Şenyaşar: Laws are not enforced in Urfa
13:37 Uca: If Europe acts bravely, Turkey's war policy will come to an end
12:35 Kobané Case: E-mail claimed to be send by PYD reveals to be unfounded
09:48 Police left man paralyzed, court says it is in 'justifiable'
14:53 Law suit filed against journalist Sala for allegedly working for Roj TV 12 years later
14:52 Karayılan announced names of chemicals used in Federated Kurdistan
11:43 Şenyaşar Family's Justice Watch enters day 264
11:41 Aydeniz: The way to a free life is through resistance
11:40 House raids in multiple cities
17:34 Untreated sick patlient dies in prison
17:33 Gezi Trial: Kavala remains in prison
16:56 New application submitted by Öcalan's family and guardian
14:09 Justice Watch of relatives of prisoners on day 11
14:06 Lawyers of Öcalan applies to international institutions: Expose this illegal isolation
14:05 33 women on trial for defending İstanbul Convention
13:17 Şenyaşar Family: Enforce the law in Urfa
13:17 Scores of HDP members detained in Kocaeli and İstanbul
10:36 Journalist Mame: KDP blocks investigation of chemical weapons use
10:35 4 prisoners over 70 are struggling with serious diseases
09:38 Guards threaten prisoners in Türkoğlu Prison
15:53 Lawyers applied to Parliament regarding Öcalan and prisoners in İmralı
14:21 Sancar: Opposition parties should submit joint election proposal to Parliament
13:20 Şenyaşar family: The reason for this tragic course of events is injustice
12:54 Our reporter Acar released from detention
12:11 HDP MYK convened: Political agenda and economic crisis will be discussed
11:28 Application to Ministry of Justice for Öcalan: End this uncertainty
10:21 Turkey's use of chemical weapons on Europe agenda
09:47 İlham Ehmed met with Lavrov
13:24 Lawyers submit new application to visit İmralı
13:20 Şenyaşar family: There will be no making amends before those committed crimes are held to account
13:10 Tan: If you want to make amends, stop denying
12:11 'Female politicalprisoners fighting against inhumane practices'
11:27 Gurban's attorney: Violation decision is not implemented so that Öcalan does not benefit from it
11:27 USA: Money going back and forth between ISIS and Turkey
19:44 Detention period of journalist Acar extended for 4 more days
19:06 Journalist Acar under custody for 4 days: Security Directorate is taking revenge
16:34 How are Bayraktar drones sold to which country?
16:27 Öztürk: The system Erdoğan represents collapsed
13:54 Şenyaşar Family: Release Journalist Emrullah Acar