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Coronavirus in 26 prisoners in Konya E Type Prison

According to information given by Boldmedya to HDP deputy and human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, 26 prisoners carrying coronavirus were detected in Konya E Type Closed Prison. Konya E Tipi’nde 26 korona vakası

Turkey reports first corona cases and deaths in prisons

In a press release issued on Monday, Gul revealed that three Turkish inmates died from the virus while receiving treatment in hospital, while 17 others in five prisons had contracted the virus. Turkey reports first corona cases and deaths in prisons

Turkey: 24 rights groups call for release of all those arbitrarily detained, now at risk of Covid-19

In the early hours of Tuesday 14 April, the Turkish Parliament passed a law which will lead to the release of up to 90,000 prisoners. However, it excludes scores of journalists, human rights defenders, politicians, lawyers and others arbitrarily detained pending trial or serving sentences following unfair trials under Turkey’s overly broad anti-terrorism laws which …

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Turkish parliament passes bill to free thousands from prison amid coronavirus

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but which critics slam for excluding those jailed on terrorism charges. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-prisoners/turkish-parliament-passes-bill-to-free-thousands-from-prison-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V241

Turkish parliament passes bill to free thousands from prison amid coronavirus

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but which critics slam for excluding those jailed on terrorism charges. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-prisoners/turkish-parliament-passes-bill-to-free-thousands-from-prison-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V241

Turkey: Imprisoned journalists, human rights defenders and others, now at risk of Covid-19, must be urgently released

Amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, the Turkish government is accelerating the preparation of a draft law that will reportedly release up to 100,000 prisoners. This is a welcome step. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/03/turkey-imprisoned-journalists-human-rights-defenders-and-others-now-at-risk-of-covid-19-must-be-urgently-released/

Turkey: Prison release law leaves innocent and vulnerable prisoners at risk of COVID-19

Responding to the passing of a new law which is expected to allow for the early release of up to 100,000 prisoners in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but fails to cover many others who should be considered for release, Amnesty International’s Turkey Campaigner, Milena Buyum, said: “Whilst any steps to reduce the chronic …

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Turkey’s “early release from prison” law leaves innocent and vulnerable prisoners at risk of COVID-19

Imprisoned journalists, writers, politicians, and human rights defenders are not in the ‘early release from prisons’ law passed by the Turkish parliament yesterday. Although there were more than 200 requested changes to the law by the opposition parties in the General Assembly, none of them was included in the final version. Turkey’s “early release from …

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