Violations of Turkish prisons at the time of Corona . a terrifying report!

After a human rights organization several months ago before increasing deaths in Turkish prisons with the worsening outbreak of the new corona virus in Turkey had warned itself die The situation nowadays has not changed significantly.

The Istanbul Branch Prison Committee published a quarterly report on violations of the law in the prisons of the Marmara region, to which seven states belong, in particular Istanbul, Bursa, Tekirdag, Çanakkale, Kocaeli and Sakarya.

In detail were in the 55-page report die Violations in the prisons of the seven states in the first quarter of this year. In the first three months of 2021, 1,233 legal violations were detected, including die prolonged torture of detainees and their physical abuse. Threats, beatings, naked searches, searches of wards during raids, violations of the right to health care and treatment, prohibitions and arbitrary practices.

He also pointed to die Abolition of all social rights in Prisons under the pretext of the outbreak of the corona epidemic die Isolation and segregation have increased, indicating that no appropriate action has been taken in relation to the epidemic, resulting in a significant increase in the number of cases.

Mixing with prisoners

The report indicated that prisoners, die had tested positive for the coronavirus in healthy prisoners with the virus in the same wings were housed in what paved the way for die Spread of the disease paved.

He also pointed to die Increase in complaints about humiliating attitudes, die the human dignity of prison administrations and their guards towards prisoners with whom die Disease was diagnosed, disagree, as the report revealed that during the onset of the disease die Problems occurred with transportation to hospitals and accessibility treatment was increased due to canceled appointments and negative quarantine practices.

No corona deliveries

In a similar context, the report found that die Prison administrations often fail to provide masks, disinfectants, soap, detergents, and personal care products to prisoners and do not deny enough nutrients to Covid-19 patients.

He stated that die Observers do not use masks or gloves when searching the wings and prisoners, and do not move away from them. If prisoners are intercepted, they will be subject to disciplinary action in Stuck in solitary confinement.

In addition, the report concluded that die Epidemic was a process in which die Isolation took on a more frequent and severe form, while the right to assembly and movement that enabled prisoners to communicate with others was completely curtailed, resulting in the limitation of prisoners’ connection with the world. External contact, including contact with her family and relatives, using very different tools and practices.

It is noteworthy that in Turkey die Epidemic rates across the country are rising sharply since die Infection rate peaked last April and die Authorities recorded more than 60,000 new cases a day and more than 300 deaths.

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