Human rights violations drastically reduced

Reports of human rights violations overall have dropped as a result of peace and security being restored in the region; however, the violations reported in the last two months are the most serious of all violations reported in the last five years.

Whereas the number of violations reached a peak in 1999 with 1,817 reports, the number of complaints to the IHD totaled only 1,202 in the final months of 2003.

IHD Diyarbakir branch Chairman Selahattin Demirtas said that human rights violations had reached crisis proportions and added that they had received interesting complaints, including reports of the implantation of microchips into people’s bodies so they could be monitored at all times and reports of male pregnancy.

The latest records show human rights violations in armed clashes, in exploding landmines and in the detention of suspects. There have been 4,202 reports of human rights violations in the last five years, according to data supplied by the association.