Report on rights violations in Turkey in August: Seven people died in prisons

Main opposition MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu has released a report on the rights violations in Turkey for the month of August. Some 186 workers died on the job, while 38 women died in femicides and seven people died in prisons last month.

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Seven people lost their lives in Turkish prisons in August and another one died while under detention, according to a report prepared by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu.

Turkish authorities violated the right to life of 235 people last month, said the report named “August 2022 Human Rights Violations Report.” Out of them, 186 died in workplace accidents, while 38 in femicide cases, online news outlet T24 said. 

According to the report, 345 people were exposed to torture and bad treatment. The report also gave figures concerning oppression media workers have been facing in the country. Accordingly, four journalists were detained, another eight were attacked, and investigations were launched against another five last month.

Police intervened against 35 demonstrations over the same period, detaining 196 people, including two children.

“The (ruling) Justice and Development Party has done something in a successful way. It has ensured equality in oppression and cruelty. Human rights are continued to be violated without total disregard for identity and gender difference,” Tanrıkulu said.