After allegations regarding sexual abuse and rape of children and juveniles at the Pozanti Prison in Adana, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Deputy Sebahat Tuncel claimed that the Ministry of Justice should depose the prison management from office before opening an investigation.
In a press conference at parliament, Tuncel
criticized the announcement of the Ministry of Justice about the allegations as grave and forwarded information from the related report of the Human Rights Association
(IHD) Mersin Branch.
Tuncel drew attention to the fact that the report included names and the ward in context of the allegations of violence and sexual harassment of the juveniles.
stated that in the face of these allegations, an investigation just to pass time was not necessary.
"What happened in Pozanti
is a shame for Turkey.
The Ministry of Justice has to depose the prison management form office immediately without investigation".
announced to bring this issue to the agenda of the parliament.
also mentioned that during the term of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the number of detainees doubled.
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