08/10/2021 | Writer: Selma Koçak

Parliamentary question about violation of right in prisons from Züleyha Gülüm: especially women and LGBTI+ prisoners are subject to violence, harassment and mistreatment by the law enforcement officers.

“Especially women and LGBTI+ prisoners are subject to violence, harrassment and mistreatment” Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

HDP İstanbul MP Züleyha Gülüm has submitted a parliamentary question about violation of rights in the prisons of Turkey.

Gülüm has submitted a parliamentary inquiry in order to investigate and determine the multidimensional problems at the prisons and to practice the international norms and the policies based on human rights and basic rights and liberties effectively. 

Gülüm juxtaposed some of the violation of rights as:

 “Particularly violations against the right to live, torture and mistreatment, communication rights, the right of access to information, right to a fair trial, right to health, disciplinary proceeding and break down of executions, shipment request and exiles, f-type application, isolation, hunger strikes, sick prisoners, women prisoners, children staying with their mothers, LGBTI+ prisoners, unequal execution practices and the other multidimensional problems.”

Gülüm emphasized that the women and LGBTI+ prisoners were subject to the violence, harassment and mistreatment by the law enforcement officers, reminding that an enemy law was practiced especially against Kurds, opponents, and the people who are prisoned because of their thoughts and she added:

“However lack of investigation and impunity against perpetrators cause that the crimes go on increasingly.”


Tags: human rights, women
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