Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) observed dozens of deaths caused by rights violations in the first six months of 2020. Fourteen women were killed by men, two inmates died in prison and three law enforcement officers were found dead under suspicious conditions in the southeast.
A Turkish man has committed murder soon after being released with a new parole law which was presented as a measure of protection against the coronavirus pandemic. The opposition and rights group slam the law as it excludes political prisoners despite favoring convicts who were involved with organized crime and attempted murder.
Turkey's parliament discussed a prisoner release bill on April 7 which is set to free around 90,000 prisoners in total amid coronavirus outbreak. During the discussion, all deputies wore masks as a precautionary measure against the virus.