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7 demonstrators and a journalist detained in Istanbul

7 demonstrators and a journalist detained in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-10 21:00
Turkish police continue brutal aggressions against mothers and relatives of prisoners on hunger strike. ...
7 demonstrators and a journalist detained in Istanbul - ANF

Mothers held sit-in in Bismil and Lice

ANF - 2019-05-18 07:38
Mothers of prisoners on hunger strike and death fast held a sit-in in Lice and Bismil in the province of Amed. ...

New Generation’s Abdulwahid detained in blackmail, defamation probe

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 23:27
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid, leader of the New Generation Movement, has been detained after appearing in a Sulaimani court on Thursday afternoon. He faces charges of blackmail and defamation. The investigative court of the Gen ...

Families continue to resist in Amed and Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-16 16:39
Families of prisoners on hunger strikes and death fasts in Istanbul and Amed continue their protests. The families support their children’s demands despite police interventions. ...

Our forces arrest a dangerous terrorist in Silok Town

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
On May 13, 2019, the Syrian democratic forces, together with Coalition forces, carried out a successful raid in Silok area which is located north Syria. They arrested Talal Shaneir, known as Abu Hammam, the terrorist who is responsible for murder and exto ...

Arrest of a Kurdish teacher in Mahabad

Kurdpa - 2019-05-10 12:51
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish teacher from the city of Mahabad was detained by intelligence forces and transferred to an unknown location. ...

Mothers battered and detained in front of Bakirkoy Prison

ANF - 2019-05-09 15:10
The police attacked mothers holding a vigil in front of the Bakirkoy Prison to draw attention to the prisoners on hunger strikes and death fasts demanding an end to the isolation. Several mothers were battered and detained. ...

Mothers of prisoners battered and detained in Bakirkoy

ANF - 2019-05-09 12:11
Mothers holding a vigil in front of the Bakirkoy Prison to draw attention to the prisoners on hunger strikes and death fasts to end the isolation were attacked by the police. Several mothers were battered and detained. ...

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said late Monday that the decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was taken on the basis of law and everyone should respect it. In a written statement, the ministry said the March 31 local elections were observe ...

Police attacked mothers of prisoners, detained 4 in Bakırköy

ANF - 2019-05-06 14:08
Turkish police have again attacked the mothers of prisoners in front of Bakırköy Prison in Istanbul and detained 4 people. ...

Journalists for Democracy in Turkey and Kurdistan launched in UK

ANF - 2019-05-05 13:50
Journalists, campaigners and Turkish and Kurdish organisations based in Britain came together in a new solidarity initiative announced on World Press Freedom Day. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-05-04 15:00
IHD Istanbul Chapter Executive Council Member and OHD Istanbul Chapter Prisons Commission Member Lawyer Firat Vural said prisoners on hunger strikes are being issued solitary confinement penalties without any investigations. ...

The boy who survived a plane crash in Alaska

BBC - 2019-05-04 01:59
Willy Phillips, 13, was one of four survivors in a crash that killed his father and a senator. ...

Mothers on hunger strike in Adana

ANF - 2019-05-03 16:26
Mothers of prisoners on hunger strike protesting the isolation are going on a 3-day hunger strike. ...

HDP Ay beaten by police at families sit-in in front of Gebze jail

ANF - 2019-05-01 11:36
HDP Gebze district co-chair Idris Ay was beaten and detained during the peaceful protest of families of prisoners on hunger strike in front of Gebze prison. ...

Day 2 in Bakirkoy Prison sit-in

ANF - 2019-04-30 17:02
Relatives of prisoners on hunger strikes against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan are holding a sit-in demonstration in front of the Bakirkoy Closed Women’s Prison. ...

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

FOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
A Turkish human rights group says close to 3,000 prisoners have joined a hunger strike to press authorities to end the alleged isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Prisoners on hunger strike in Silivri forcibly taken to hospital

ANF - 2019-04-29 13:02
Prisoners on hunger strike in Silivri Prison were handcuffed and taken to hospital by use of force. The prisoners refused to be treated, saying; “We will never stray from our path.” ...

Mothers of prisoners on hunger strike start sit-in in Amed

ANF - 2019-04-24 15:45
Relatives of prisoners who were obstructed and battered by the police in Amed, started a sit-in protest. ...

Journalist Nedim Türfent on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-04-22 16:18
Imprisoned journalist Nedim Türfent joined the prison resistance against isolation on 1 March. In a letter he writes that he is in high morale, but worried about the prisoners on hunger strike or four months. ...

Police attacked Peace Mothers in front of Gebze Prison again

ANF - 2019-04-21 15:03
Again, the police attacked a sit-in protest in Gebze. Relatives of prisoners on hunger strike have been demonstrating in front of the women's prison in the western Turkish town for two weeks. There were several arrests. ...