Dying during the military service and the concealment of the investigations is a major problem in Armenia. Every week, mothers whose sons were killed during the military service gather in front of the presidential palace and demand justice.
Human Rights Association (İHD) will file criminal complaints against Prime Minister Davutoğlu, who have been criticized because of his “Armenian gangs” statement, and Aşkale Mayor Başaran who said “I gratefully commemorate our honorable ancestors who wiped the Armenians off.”
According to the violation of rights report released by Diyarbakir Bar Association, Yazidis who ran away from Sinjar and took shelter in Turkey cannot benefit from free health care service, though they have refugee status.
After Constitutional Court's decision of violation of right, 14th High Penal Court made a release decision. Journalists Erdem Gül and Can Dündar were released last night.
According to HDP's report, in the southeastern region of Turkey, 460 civilians (84 children, 79 women) were killed since July. It is also reported that 180 civilians were killed in Cizre, Sur and Silop, which are currently under curfew.
Turkish Medical Association (TTB) reprimanded the gynaecologist who refuses to examine a trans woman.
Arın Gül Yeniaras, a member of the lawyers’ group that is formed for providing legal support for “Academics for Peace”, said: “Some of the universities started investigations on their own. Almost all academics are subjected to psychological violence; their doors are marked or they are threatened directly.”
Receiving International Hrant Dink Award last year, Saudi human rights defender Samar Badawi was arrested yesterday. Today, she released on bail.
At ambassadors' conference, President Erdoğan targeted “peace declaration” signed by 1128 academics and said: “Pseudo-intellectuals, you are full of darkness.”We asked what these statements mean to Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Ayşe Gül Altınay, Gençay Gürsoy, Erhan Keleşoğlu and Ohannes Kılıçdağı who are among the signatories of the declaration.