Pınar Türk, İstanbul district head for the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP), has been put in pre-trial detention by an İstanbul court, the Birgün daily reported on Friday.
According to the report, Türk was jailed distributing leaflets lambasting a recent state of emergency decree that stipulates all convicts and suspects under arrest for alleged crimes against the constitutional order in Turkey wear jumpsuits identifying their supposed crime.
According to decree issued on Dec 24, 2017, brown jumpsuits will be worn by inmates suspected of “attempting to abolish the order of the Turkish constitution by using force and violence, to replace the order with another one or to prevent the implementation of order” or “attempting to undermine the Turkish government by using force and violence or prevent it from performing its duty, partially or completely.”
Gray jumpsuits, meanwhile, will be worn by inmates who stand accused of “attempting to undermine the Turkish Parliament or prevent it from performing its duties partially or completely” or are suspected of “armed rebellion against the Turkish government,” “assassination of and assault on the president,” “crimes against the security of the state” and “crimes against the constitutional order.”
Pregnant prisoners and children will be exempt from the regulation while the rules for the female inmates in general will be decided later, according to the decree.
Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced on Dec. 12 that 55,665 people have been arrested since a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.