17 April 2014, Thursday
Today's Zaman

Four Pozantı prison personnel removed in wake of rape claim

2 March 2012, Friday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM
Four personnel at the Pozantı Juvenile Detention Center have been removed from their posts amidst allegations of sexual abuse of minors by adult inmates in the prison.

Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said on Friday that the four officials who were removed from their posts include the deputy director of the detention center. He also said 200 minors in the prison will soon be transferred to Sincan Prison, where they will stay in single rooms.

The Justice Ministry announced in a statement released on Sunday that three inspectors were sent to the Pozantı Juvenile Detention Center to launch an investigation into claims made in July of last year that a young inmate was raped at the Adana-based institution. “Every measure will be taken at the end of these inspections and no issue will be left in the dark,” the statement said.


NATIONAL  Other Titles
Ruling party wants Erdoğan presidential bid, say party officials
Turkey to hold further talks with Twitter
Film on young victims of Dersim massacre shown in Ankara
Take a stroll in these İstanbul neighborhoods
PKK kidnaps former mayor, three people in southeastern Turkey
Media hate speech targets Turkey's Alevis most, report reveals
Government wages war on all institutions as presidential race approaches
Former Adana prosecutor, wife file separate complaints
Exemplary democrat Turgut Özal commemorated on 21st anniversary of death
Turkey's Interior Ministry seeks to expel 20 police chiefs
Suspicions remain on 21st anniversary of President Özal's death
Opposition deputy: CHP will apply to Constitutional Court over dershane law
Pro-gov't dailies report conflicting news on leaked audio on Syria
‘Nonexistent' Berkin Elvan video footage found
MHP leader calls for end to polarization
Prosecutor dismisses complaint against PM and ‘Alo Fatih'
İkizdere villagers march in protest of tree massacre
American citizen returns historic work to Turkey
Prosecutor drops probe into '94 airstrike that killed 38 villagers
PM avoids suing critics of corruption out of fear ‘truth may come out'
AK Party deputies pass MİT law article-by-article despite warnings
Ministerial bureaucrats purged after being profiled by MİT
Chief ombudsman laments low implementation of KDK recommendations
Purges in police force leading to higher crime rate
AK Party government punishing reassigned police officers