|KHRP Publishes Fact-Finding Mission Report on Prisoners’ Rights in Turkey|
KHRP is pleased to announce the publication of its latest fact-finding mission report, Closed Ranks: Transparency and Accountability in Turkey’s Prison System.
Concerns highlighted by the mission include routine ill-treatment, arbitrary punishments without adequate recourse to appeal, arbitrary restrictions on visiting and language rights, overcrowding and the high proportion of inmates in the system who are still awaiting trial. Underlying these problems is a lack of proper accountability and independent oversight within the prison system.
The fact-finding mission report places these findings in the context of Turkey’s international human rights obligations and offers concrete recommendations for improving protection of prisoners’ rights.
Free copies of the report can be downloaded from the KHRP website here . Printed copies are available for £10.00 + P&P through our online shop here .