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First death in prison due to coronavirus

According to the Sozcu newspaper, it was revealed that the convicted Mehmet Yeter, who was in Samsun/Bafra T Type Prison, died due to the coronavirus. https://www.sozcu.com.tr/2020/gundem/coronadan-cezaevinde-ilk-olum-5734893/

26 prisoners were infected with coronavirus in Rize

According to the Tr724 report, it was reported that 26 prisoners in Rize Kalkandere L Type Closed Prison were infected with coronavirus. https://www.tr724.com/siyasi-tutsaklar-olume-terk-edildi-rizede-26-tutukluya-koronavirus-bulasti/

Coronavirus detected in 1 person released from Dalaman Prison

According to the report of “Mugla Kent” Newspaper, the convicted T.A., who was released from Dalaman Open Prison in Muğla got sick days after his evacuation and went to Dalaman State Hospital. His coronavirus test was positive. Apart from this, 3 people released from Dalaman Prison in Islahiye district of Gaziantep were quarantined at home. …

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Prisoner with virus symptoms: We were left to die!

According to the report at Mezepotampa Agency, celiac patient Merve Aydoğan, who stays in Kayseri Bünyan Women’s Closed Prison, said that 4 people together with her showed coronavirus symptoms, but the prison administration neither sent them to the hospital nor made a virus test. https://mezopotamyaajansi.com/tum-haberler/content/view/93226

Coronavirus in prison; Red alarm in Balıkesir Kepsut!

The coronavirus outbreak is spreading in prisons. After Edirne Prison, which was alleged to be quarantined last night, a case was seen today in Balıkesir Kepsut Prison. https://www.boldmedya.com/2020/03/17/koronavirus-cezaevinde/

Detainee carrying coronavirus in Edirne Prison was transferred to Kepsut Prison

According to the news in Boldmedya, coronavirus was detected in a detainee in Balıkesir Kepsut Prison and taken to the City Hospital. It was claimed that the infected prisoner was transferred from Edirne Prison last week. https://boldmedya.com/2020/03/18/edirne-cezaevinde-korona-tespit-edilen-tutuklu-kepsut-cezaevine-nakledildi/

The prisoner’s Kovid-19 test, released from prison, was positive

According to the news in Tr724, the coronavirus test of a person, who was released from Agrı Prison and came to his home in Van’s Ipekyolu district, was positive. Upon this development, the entire neighborhood was quarantined. https://www.tr724.com/cezaevinde-tahliye-olan-mahkumun-kovid-19-testi-pozitif-cikti-mahalle-karantinaya-alindi/

50 correction officers were quarantined in Afyon

HDP lawmaker and human rights activist Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu announced that 50 correction officers were quarantined after the tests of the two guards were positive in Afyon Prison. https://boldmedya.com/2020/04/20/afyonda-50-gardiyan-karantinaya-alindi/  

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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