Turkey crackdown by the numbers: Statistics on brutal backlash after failed coup
Human rights in Turkey are in peril following a bloody failed coup attempt on 15 July. The Turkish authorities’ reaction was swift and brutal, unleashing a crackdown of exceptional proportions that has continued after a state of emergency declared five days later.
Amnesty International has been on the ground in Istanbul and Ankara to document human rights violations amid these events. Here are some alarming statistics on the situation:
At least 208 people amid the failed coup attempt in Istanbul and Ankara, according to government accounts.
More than 10,000 people since the failed coup.
More than 45,000 people , including police, judges and prosecutors, and others.
42 arrest warrants (as of 25 July 2016) and six have been detained (as of 26 July).
20 news websites in the days following the coup attempt.
25 media houses as of 22 July; dozens of journalists had their press cards cancelled.
48 hours: the length of time Turkish police in Ankara and Istanbul have . Detainees have been denied food, water and medical treatment, and verbally abused and threatened. Some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture, including rape.
3 months: the initial period of imposed late on 20 July, granting the Prime Minister and his cabinet the power to rule by decree and bypass Parliament.
30 days: the pre-charge detention limit was increased from four to 30 days on 23 July, in the first decree issued under the state of emergency.
15: the which outlines that the authorities cannot “suspend” the European Convention on Human Rights. Even during a state of emergency, they can only derogate some rights.
0: the number of independent human rights monitors in Turkey after its National Human Rights Institution was abolished in April 2016.