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Newsletter 4

Covid-19 outbreak in Turkey’s prisons 11 May 2020 Overall situation Turkey’s prisons continue to pose a grave risk with respect to the Covid-19 outbreak. As of 11 May 2020, cases of Covid-19 have been reported from 22 different prison facilities. Based on reports from relatives of prisoners, statements by the Ministry of Justice and reports …

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Newsletter 5

The Covid-19 outbreak in Turkey’s prisons Silivri prison/20 May 2020 The coronavirus outbreak behind bars continue to spread rapidly. It has been reported that at least 318 prisoners have been infected across Turkey. The justice ministry continues to refuse to transparently inform the public regarding this risky situation in prisons despite all the requests. Particularly, …

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Newsletter 3

The Covid-19 pandemic and the situation in Turkey’s prisons May 3, 2020 Overall outlook The dangerous position of prisons vis-à-vis the Covid-19 pandemic is becoming increasingly prominent. As of May 3, 2020, there has been cases of Covid-19 in 20 different prison facilities in Turkey. Media reports indicate that at least 4 people have lost …

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Newsletter 2

The Covid-19 outbreak and the situation in prisons 27 April 2020 Overall situation Prisons continue to be one of the most serious risk areas amid the Covid-19 pandemic. As of 27 April 2020, there have been confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 16 prison facilities across 13 provinces. According to media reports, examinations have indicated that …

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Newsletter 1

COVID-19 Prison Watch: Weekly Newsletter-1 In December 2019, a disease called “Covid 19” began to appear in Wuhan province, China, and the outbreak that began in the city spread to all over the globe the disease was a pandemicat an incredible rate. Realizing the devastation caused by the disease and the possible catastrophes it would …

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