As the hunger strike continues in Turkey’s prisons, violations of rights are still on the increase around the country. Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has issued the “Violations of Rights” report for the month of February, which records 176 violations of the right to life, 434 torture incidents and 33 femicides in Turkey.
The number of workplace homicides was 138 and there were five deaths in prisons.
The report also revealed that physical and psychological violence took place in prisons and 62 people were subjected to torture and mistreatment while incarcerted.
Meanwhile, there were 280 violations of freedom of expression. The report records 60 violations of freedom to organise. Twelve people, including mayors, deputies and party executives, were arrested and 41 were sentenced.
There were also 786 violations of rights to assembly and demonstration.