23 security cameras reported broken during Gezi protestor’s killing
İsmail Saymaz ISTANBUL - Radikal
The first video footage showing Korkmaz’s beating was taken by a bakery’s camera. DHA PhotoAll 23 security cameras on the road that Gezi protestor Ali İsmail Korkmaz was beaten to death on in Eskişehir were declared out of order.
According to the case file presented at Eskişehir court, seven mobese cameras, cameras used for traffic surveillance, in the region were reported broken and 16 businesses said they could not obtain any video footage of the incident, presenting different excuses.
Businesses cited several reasons for not having any footage, such as camera’s becoming unusable due to the water sprayed by TOMAs, shutting off the camera, not having night-vision, having instant recording and having narrow-angled perspective cameras.
University student Korkmaz, 19, died of a brain hemorrhage on July 10 after spending 38 days in a coma in the northwestern town of Eskisehir, where he was beaten during a June Gezi demonstration.
Five arrested suspects, including a police officer and four bakery workers, as well as three police officers, who were released after posting bail, are facing life imprisonment due to allegations of involving Korkmaz’s murder.
The first video footage showing Korkmaz’s beating was taken by a bakery’s camera, despite originally claiming not to have any footage. The footage revealed by the daily Radikal, however, shows several men trapping another man at the entrance of a building and beating him.