Friday, 10 March 2017

UN: no fewer than 2,000 people were killed in Turkey

The UN on Friday said that no fewer than 2,000 people were killed and entire neighborhoods razed in southeastern Turkey in 18 months of government security operations.
According to a report released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al-Hussein on Friday, 500,000 people were also displaced from July 2015 to December 2016.
The report added that UN investigators documented numerous killings, disappearances and torture, as well as other human rights violations.
The most serious abuses, it said, took place during periods of curfew imposed for several days at a time.
The report added that the investigators were not granted access by Turkey and as of February, the UN had not received any formal response to its concerns.
Al-Hussein said that Turkey had “contested the veracity of the very serious allegations” in the report.
He was particularly concerned that Turkey appeared not to have launched any credible investigation into the hundreds of unlawful killings, adding that an independent investigation was both urgent and essential.
“It appears that not a single suspect was apprehended and not a single individual was prosecuted,” he said.
Almost 800 those killed were members of the security forces, and an unspecified number of the other 1,200 may have been involved in violent or non-violent action against the state, the report said.
In the town of Cizre in early 2016, up to 189 people were trapped for weeks in basements without water, food, medical attention and power before being killed by fire induced by shelling, the report said.
One woman’s family was given “three small pieces of charred flesh”, identified by DNA as being her remains. Her sister, who demanded legal action, was charged with terrorist offences, the report said.



Post a Comment


Powered by Blogger.

Ads Top


Blog Archive

Find Us On Facebook

Subscribe Here

Share Us

Navigation-Menus (Do Not Edit Here!)

Random Posts


Social Share

Random Posts

Recent Posts

Recent in Sports

Recent comments

Formulir Kontak


Email *

Message *



Popular Posts

Most Popular

Blog Archive

Recent Posts

Unordered List


Theme Support