Right to life of 204 citizens violated in September in Turkey, opposition MP reports

Main opposition MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu has released a report on the rights violations in Turkey for the month of September. Some 157 workers died on the job, while 28 women died in femicides and three people died in prisons last month. 37 people were detained for expressing their opinion.

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The right to life of 204 citizens was violated in September in Turkey, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu said in a report.

The report named “September 2022 Human Rights Violations Report” said that three of these citizens died in prisons, 28 in violence against women cases and 157 others in workplace accidents. The deputy indicated that 12 refugees died in September, ANKA News Agency reported.

According to the report, 337 people were exposed to torture and bad treatment.

The report also said 11 journalists were attacked in September and two journalists were arrested.

The police intervened against 27 demonstrations over the same period, detaining 278 people. 20 demonstrations were banned. Lawsuits were filed against 86 people for exercising their right to assembly and demonstration.

Turkish courts blocked access to 159 news reports on the internet while 37 people were detained and one person was arrested for expressing their opinion, according to the report.