CHP reports torture at juvenile prison
Umut Erdem ANKARA
CHP deputies have reported rapes in Adana’s juvenile prison.In a report prepared by two opposition deputies, shocking incidents were revealed in the Juvenile Ward of the Adana Ceyhan Prison, which included rape; while guards at the prison complained of prisoners throwing razor blades and pouring boiling water on them.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Tekirdağ deputy Candan Yüceer and Bursa deputy Sena Kaleli visited the Juvenile ward, which is located in the southern province of Adana. The CHP deputies met an expert from social services who briefed them on the rape case of F.O., as well as juvenile prisoners and guards. In the report prepared by the deputies, it was revealed that children were beaten by plastic and wood batons called “karaoğlan.”
The social worker told the deputies about the alleged rape case of the victim: “He is 15 years old, the son of a poor family. He does not attend school; he does not have a job. He was sentenced to four years [in prison] for selling drugs. He was raped by his cellmate. The incident first started with harassments and violence. After he was beaten by four people in the ward, he asked to be removed, but [his plea was] rejected. Then he was raped by a warden in the toilet. He was constantly beaten by other minor prisoners in the ward. He later filed a complaint but he was put into a cell. He stayed there for two weeks without any psychological help. When the rape incident was heard, he was released early.”
Yüceer and Kaleli reported that prisons in Turkey did not offer, and instead they have become venues for torture. They said the tortures, beatings, rapes and harassments were unacceptable.