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Lawyer claims Silivri Prison inmates’ coats taken away despite freezing weather

Prominent Turkish lawyer Ergin Cinmen has claimed that coats belonging to inmates in İstanbul’s notorious Silivri Prison have been collected by the prison administration...

Yücel: I was released with a ruling ordering me to stay in prison

German Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, who was released on Friday by an İstanbul court following a year spent in Silivri Prison, said while leaving...

RSF says Cumhuriyet trial in Turkey is ‘a mockery of justice’

Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), said on Monday that the trial of Cumhuriyet journalists on charges of sponsoring terrorist organizations...

Prison administration sets up CCTV cameras in toilets, bathrooms of women’s section

The administration of Silivri Prison in İstanbul, a facility that holds mainly political prisoners, has set up CCTV cameras in the toilets and bathrooms...

Prisoners battered to blindness in ‘sponged rooms’ in Turkey

Three inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison -- Umut Gündüz Altın, Murat Yüksel and Musa Kurt -- have been battered by more than 30 guards...

3 human rights defenders transferred to Silivri Prison

Amnesty International (AI) Turkey Director İdil Eser and two other human rights activists, Özlem Dalkıran and Nalan Erkem, were transferred from Bakırköy to Silivri...

Die Welt reporter says he was jailed due to his reports not social media messages

Deniz Yücel, a Turkish-German journalist for the German Die Welt daily, has told a group of opposition deputies who visited him in prison that...

Jailed journalist Öğreten gets married in prison

Diken news website editor Tunca Öğreten, who was arrested on Jan. 17 for publishing stories on the leaked emails of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s...

PEN group not allowed to show support for jailed authors in front of Silivri Prison

A large group of PEN international members was stopped on their way to Silivri Prison on Thursday where they wanted to deliver a message...

CHP deputy: Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk’s arrest was prearranged

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Ali Şeker has said the arrest of Ahmet Türk, a former deputy and also co-mayor of...

Journalism organizations stopped on way to Silivri Prison for solidarity event

Representatives from nine international and Turkish journalism organizations, including PEN International and Reporters Without Borders, were stopped on Saturday before arriving at Silivri Prison,...

Emergency training exercise held at Burdur Prison amid fears of staged riots

At a time when reports are circulating about government plans to stage riots in Turkey's prisons to eliminate political prisoners, an emergency training exercise...

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