Wardens at İstanbul’s Silivri prison reportedly forced Oğuz Usluer, a former news coordinator at HaberTurk TV who has been behind bars since Dec 28, 2016, to get a haircut against his will, according to main opposition Republican Peoples’ Partty (CHP) deputy Baris Yarkadas.
“According to information we obtained today, Haberturk editor Oguz Usluer had his hair forcefully cut in accordance with a circular notice,” Yarkadas said during a parliamentary meeting, media reported on Thursday.
Earlier, Cihan Acar, a former Bugun reporter who spent more than a year behind under arrest was also subject to same unjust treatment in prison.
At least 308 journalists have been detained and put in pretrial detention since July 15, 2016. Even though some were later released pending trial, nearly 180 are still held behind bars.
Usluer is accused of membership to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The movement denies involvement.