state-terror34Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed Branch announced its yearly report on human rights violations committed in Northern Kurdistan during 2016 in a press conference in its branch building today.

IHD Deputy President and Amed Branch President Raci Bilici read out a press statement, and IHD Regional Representative Abdusselam İnceören announced the figures of human rights violations in the Kurdish region.

DEATHS AND INJURIES

In its report, IHD said police and gendarmes executed 304 people without due process and 131 people were wounded this way.

6 people died in prisons, 6 people were killed in ‘unidentified murders’, and 11 people died due to official mistakes and negligence.

IHD stated that hundreds of soldiers, police officers, guerrillas and civilians were killed and 1,159 others were wounded during armed confrontations over the past year.

36 died on the border lines and 13 people, 9 of whom children, were killed in unidentified explosions of bombs.

16 men, 8 women and 2 children were victims of suspicious deaths.

On the other hand, 11 women committed suicide. 30 women and 8 children lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. 11 women died and 6 others suffered sexual abuse in social sphere.

IHD noted that bodies of several guerrillas were not given to their families, and shared the following figures of right violations in the Kurdish region of Turkey during 2016:

TORTURE

Torture and Mistreatment In Custody: 216

Torture and Mistreatment by Village Guards: 7

Torture and Mistreatment outside Detention Centers: 138

Torture in Prisons: 191

Abduction and Agencification Threats: 11

Threats: 29

Assaults and Injuries due to Security Forces’ Interventions on Demonstrations: 54

Violence in Schools: 1

TOTAL: 647

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VIOLATIONS OF PERSONAL FREEDOMS AND SECURITY

Detentions

Adults: 6,710

Children: 150

TOTAL 6,860

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Arrests

Adults: 1,684

Children: 40

TOTAL 1,724

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House Raids 3,556

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VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION

Banned Activities: 3

Recollected and Banned Publications: 94

Raided Newspapers and Publications: 11

Banned Websites: 34

Closed TV and Radio Channels: 39

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INVESTIGATIONS AGAINST THOSE USING THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Investigations: 33

Investigated People: 575

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CASES AGAINST THOSE EXPRESSING THEIR THOUGHTS

Cases: 17

People Sued: 72

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SENTENCES AGAINST THOSE EXPRESSING THEIR OPINIONS

Cases: 45

People Sentenced: 114

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VIOLATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF ORGANIZATION

Parties, Unions, Associations and Culture Institutions Raided or Attacked

Political Parties: 47

Associations: 9

Municipal and Additional Buildings: 20

Education and Culture Institutions: 4

Others: 17

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Parties, Unions, Associations and Culture Institutions Closed Down

Associations: 171

Education and Culture Institutions: 11

Others: 1

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VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO MEETINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Meetings and Demonstrations Intervened by Security Forces: 78

Meetings and Demonstrations Delayed or Banned: 38

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VIOLATIONS IN PRISONS

Transfers: 828

Denial of the Right to Health: 54

Prevention of Family Visits: 13

Isolation: 38

Discipline Punishments: 85

Denial of the Right to Communication: 46

Investigations: 6

Other Violations: 33

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VIOLATIONS OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS

Work Accidents

Deaths in Work Accidents: 22

Injuries in Work Accidents: 7

Dismissals: 1,343

Administrative Investigations: 13,055

Suspended Public Employees: 10,259

Dismissed Public Employees: 956

Punishments: 145

Exiles: 15

Denial of Payments: 2

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VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION

Investigations by University Discipline Boards: 27

Punishments by University Discipline Boards: 125

Graduate Students debarred: 4

Graduate Students reprimanded: 3

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OTHER RIGHT VIOLATIONS

TRUSTEE

Appointment of Trustees to Municipalities: 52

Appointment of Trustees to Municipal Assemblies: 7

Replacement of Municipal Assembly Members: 13

Violation of the Right to Health: 345

Violation of the Right to Property: 132

Violation of the Right to Accommodation: 6

OTHER APPLICATIONS: 72

TOTAL NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS: 46,292

 

Source: Firat News Agency