Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

Alert Type: Arbitrary Arrest

I am a Mother!

I’m a mother. Just like teacher Ayshe*. Like the mothers trying to bring up their babies in prison. I am…

I had six lessons today, I don’t know what I taught

On 12th December 2017, 5 people from Afghan-Turk schools were abducted by the Afghan intelligence service, National Directorate of Security (NDS). This excerpt is taken from Mrs Farzana Wardak’s oral account of what happened on the day.

Hacı Mustafa Türk, 81, who was jailed, accused for involvement in the coup attempt

This is a translated version of a letter written by purged and exiled nephrologist Süleyman Türk, sent to the human…

My husband is being tortured and I am worried about his life

“My name is S.A.. I’m a teacher. The police came to our house on a Thursday night at the end…

Preventing a writer from reading books is a real oppression

Press Release regarding the Ministry of Justice, Prison and Detention Houses Directorate’s Press Release dated 3 Dec 2016 There have…

‘All of you will be hanged’: no criminal offences, academic jailed for having a bank account

Due to a slander thrown from one of his colleagues, my close friend’s father who is an academic was detained…

My husband was taken away ‘for preventive reasons’

On the 8th of August (2016) police officers came our home and took my husband by saying that they will…

“I was pounded, I was abused, I am in isolation”

After the attempted coup, Ayşenur Parıldak, the journalist detained on the grounds of being the owner of the Twitter account…

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