51 prisoners subjected to torture, 5 died last month in Turkey: Report

A total of 51 prisoners were subjected to torture and five of them died last month in Turkey, according to a report prepared by the main opposition CHP.

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Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu has released a report on the rights violations in Turkey for the month of March. According to the report, 281 incidents of torture and bad treatment occurred in the country in March, 51 of which happened in prisons, online news outlet T24 reported.

Some 118 workers died on the job, while 25 women died in femicides and five people died in prisons last month, according to the report titled “March 2022 Human Rights Violations Report.”

Some 23 people were detained for expressing their opinions, including on social media. Of these 23 people, investigations were launched against three people. A total of five people were found guilty by courts for using their right to freedom of expression.

According to the report, three journalists were attacked in the country last month, three journalists were detained and seven journalists received prison terms over their works.

The police intervened against 43 demonstrations last month, detaining 813 people for participating in them. Seven people were found guilty by courts for using their right to participate in demonstrations.