Blood samples were taken from children detained at Neuros

During Diyarbakir Neuros, many children, including a 10-year-old child, were detained and blood samples were taken from 42 children. Calling it illegal, lawyer Mehdi Ozdemir said, “Collecting blood from children constitutes a prohibition on misconduct due to violation of legal rules regarding blood sample collection.”

Nowruz has been celebrated with enthusiasm in different parts of the country and the world.

During the celebrations, there was also police violence and attempts to stop.

Dozens of children, including a 10-year-old child, have been detained in Diyarbakir’s Neuroz.

“Thirty-two children were released on March 21, 2022, between 12 and 22 March 2022, between 1am and 2am,” said Mehdi Ozdemir, a lawyer who is a member of the Diyarbakir Bar Association. They were released to their families. ” And he explained:

Detention was decided for 42 children. The next day, the children were taken to court and released on the instructions of the prosecutor’s office with their blood samples. An investigation has been launched against 64 children. One of these children is 10 years old. In other words, a child under the age of 12 for which no arrest or detention can be made. It cannot be done by law. A 10-year-old boy, who could not be arrested under Article 19 of the Arrest and Detention Regulation, was kept in security custody until 10 a.m. In this sense, he was deprived of his freedom and his right to personal liberty and security was violated.

Detained in bad circumstances

73 Attention to the Detention of a Child, Atty. Mehdi Ozdemir said, “Some children have been kept in custody and the juvenile branch has been kept in the custody of the department. Some children were detained at the immigration department. In view of the conditions of the detention cell, the issue of child shelter arose in a place where there could be fewer people in the detention cell and in this sense, the conditions of the detention center for children severely violated the prohibition of misconduct. . “The children were forced to stay overnight in a cramped room,” he said.

Noting that the children were taken into custody because of their participation in Neuros, Ozdemir said: There is no other reason, ”he said.

‘Blood Sampling Behavior’

Ozdemir said blood samples were taken from 42 children in the Prosecutor’s Office’s order:

This justification requires only an offense within the scope of the right of assembly and demonstration to violate Act No. 2911 in meetings and demonstration processions. There is no need to take a blood sample for the measures to be taken within the scope of this crime. Section 81 of Criminal Court Act No. 52/71 states that the scope of investigation requires physical examination, taking blood samples and taking fingerprints. However, blood samples can be taken for children, but it is necessary for the crime for which they were detained. However, since the reason for the children’s detention was participation in Neuros, there was no legal basis for taking blood samples.

Taking blood from children in violation of legal rules regarding blood sample collection constitutes a prohibition on misconduct. It was an illegal act. A surgical operation was performed in a way that would constitute poor treatment in terms of both the physical and moral component of the child. In this case, the prosecutor’s direction constitutes an offense, detention constitutes an offense, and the prohibition on misconduct is violated. Taking blood samples against the legal provisions for children is a crime of torture within the scope of TCK 94. Because the process of taking a blood sample from a person’s physical side is a painful process. At this time the prosecutor abused his responsibility. And the crime of torture through surgery took place.

Ozdemi further shared that the 32 children taken into custody ranged in age from 12 to 15 years.

News Center

Leave a Comment