Turkish police stifled at least 56 protests across Turkey and detained 618 people in May, according to a new report released by Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
According to the report, 219 detainees were subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, while the Turkish government issued a ban on street protests in 4 provinces.
At least 181 protesters were subjected to physical violence from the police during the protests. Additionally, 87 people in Turkish prisons were denied access to basic services such as food and health care.
The report also stated that at least 7 people were taken into custody over social media posts that are in critical of the Turkish government.