Avrupa Parlamentosu Sol grup üyesi Alman Jurgen Klute’un soru önergesine yanıt veren Avrupa Komisyonu üyesi Stefan Füle,Ankara Pozantı hapisanesindeki uygulamalardan kaygılı olduğunu bildirdi.Füle’nın Klute yazılı cevabı şöyle:
Answer given by Mr Füle, on behalf of the Commission
The Commission has been informed of the allegations of ill-treatment of juvenile prisoners in the Pozantı M Type Prison in Adana.
The Commission has also been informed that the Human Rights Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly has announced that it will investigate the allegations.
Turkey, as a country negotiating accession to the EU, needs to guarantee the fundamental rights and freedoms of all its citizens in line with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. These include children’s rights, the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in prisons as well as appropriate prison conditions. Moreover, as underlined in the 2011 Progress Report on Turkey, an urgent review of the system for dealing with juveniles is needed to minimize the number in prison and the time they spent there and make sure that detention conditions meet the needs of children.
The Commission intends to bring up the issue with the Turkish authorities, notably in the framework of the political monitoring.
As regards the Turkish Criminal Code and the Anti-Terror Law, the Commission has stressed at various occasions that they need to be amended in order to ensure full respect for fundamental rights in line with the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.[cm_simple_form id=2]