The number of complaints filed over post-coup rights abuses hit 103,276 on Dec 22, the government-established State of Emergency (OHAL) Procedures Investigation Commission said.
Nearly 147,000 people have lost their jobs since last summer as part of the government’s crackdown in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 failed coup, which targeted Turkey’s Gulen movement, Kurdish minority, leftists, liberals and many from other opposition groups.
The government shuttered nearly 1,000 companies as well as hundreds of associations meanwhile revoking thousands of passports under post-coup emergency rule.
Also, some 60,000 people including thousands of former public workers who were earlier dismissed from their jobs, remain behind bars pending trial.
The total number of complaints against dismissals, cancellations of student grants, revocations of retirement rights, and of applications to challenge post-coup closure of suspected companies and other institutions has reached 103,276, according to the government data.
A decision was made in nearly 300 of the applications as of Dec 22 and applicants were denied right to be instated in most of those cases, media said.
Applications were made within the OHAL Procedures Investigation Commission offices, set up to investigate rights violations occurred due to post-coup emergency decrees. The commissions started receiving complaints on July 17, this year.
Human rights defenders earlier said that OHAL commissions were established only to avoid possible penalties from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).