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A LETTER BY ARRESTED AND TORTURED PROSECUTOR YIGIT KACAR FROM SANLIURFA PRISON IN TURKEY

(translator known

 

Today is August 12, 2017. So the 1st anniversary of my imprisonment. Innocently, in a tiny room, between four walls, I spent a whole year, a whole year cost me such as a life time, apart from my loved ones. During my stay here, I always thought what I did the same day last year. Last year we were at the festival, we celebrated the birthday of my children in here, we welcomed the newyear eve at Ayder Plateau, we were at Kaçkarlar at that time, this time we were together with our friends … From now on, every day when I remember last year, I will know “I was among these four walls”. Tomorrow and every day afterwards … Because I have had to spend every special and beautiful day that people can live in a year with their loved ones, I had to spend separately from them. For example, I was not there neither my wife’s nor my three daughters birthdays. I did not see the first steps of my youngest daughter. I could not be with them on two festivals and now the third is coming. Though, for us, the feast day will be the day I will be liberated by this unjustness come to an end. But it is not clear when that day/holiday will come.

This is the only thing that has changed in a year; now I am not among the four walls in Çanakkale, but between the four walls of Þanlýurfa. One day they would not have found the height of the walls in Çanakkale enough and they would suddenly barge into my ward and say, “Pack your belongings Yigit, You are going.” Am I going to another ward or another prison, no one responded. Then why do I go, on which reason I am being taken no one explained. Naturally I got worried. After all, there is no official decision shown to me, neither my family nor I was informed, no official notification was served. It’s not clear they are going to either abduct me or kill me. That’s why I resisted. I told them that they had not my consent. This time I was exposed to violence. They dragged me on ground, my arms were twisted. It is not possible to resist all those people. I desperately gathered my belongings and after a long time realized that I was taken to Þanlýurfa. In the beginning, I was already torn from my beloveds and put between four walls. I had to be content myself to see my wife and my children, forty-five minutes a week. Now I am completely separated from my family. I still do not know the reason for this transfer. But ultimately it is an exile for me.

At first I naively believed, that a mistake was made and when the dust settles it is going to be understood that I was innocent and that this mistake would be corrected. But now I see it and I see there was no wrongdoing. Everything was part of a deliberate plan. Oh! are you the one who does not unconditionally and unquestioningly obedient to us, are you the one who does say I will stay independent and impartial, are you the one who does act as if orders to our demands. Then go to the prison, stay there for a few years; both come to your senses and be a lesson as well as those who are reluctant to enter under our oppression … This is exactly what is meant to be said.

Now I think there is intention. Because after a year, I finally understand this clearly from my indictment. It would be more accurate to say it is an announcement that really outlines my innocence and screams my guiltlessness than an indictment that should be nothing but allegation(s) that accuses me. Because the indictments that I know of includes the crimes claimed to be committed individually. However, mine writes that I did not use ByLock, I did not participate in the conversations, I did not give financial aid such as benevolence or scholarship, I did not deposit money to a certain bank, I did not read their books receive training in their educational institutions, I did not send my children to their schooIs, I did not watch their sermons.

So you’re wondering why I’m not being released and returning to my job. Let me explain: because there is no point in what I do or do not do for them. The important thing is whether I do or I do not obey them. Because I know a lot of judges who are still in profession though they do all these things which was written in my indictment. Those who have regrets for what they did in the past are now crying, such “we did, please you do not as we, we’ll do what you are going to say to us”. And unfortunately these colleagues are almost captive. Those who has no regrets in their past actions like me, are subjected to this treatment because they say “I will do what law orders, not what you want.” It is sad but true it is what it is.

The prosecutor who has to bring evidence, obligated to open a case against me, he nearly would accuse me of “having eyebrows above my eyes”. He could not say I did not use ByLock because he could not, but instead he claimed that I have contacted ByLock users. Of course, he never mentioned about who these people are, how many times I contacted them. By July 15, I was not even aware of the existence of the program bylock. Who knows if there is such a program in the person he is calling for? If we examine the phone of the prosecutor who wrote it as a crime, how many of these communications did we find? I’m sure there will be many.

Then the prosecutor took a witness statement. Included to the indictment. The denouncement mail sent by a woman who I have not heard of in my life is exactly like this: “Yiðit Kaçar, the prosecutor of Artvin Hopa, was arrested within the scope of the FETO / PDY investigations after 15 July”. Not know whether to laugh or cry? What is this now? Confidential information about me? Is it a crime I’m working on? Did anyone not hear that I was arrested? Someone that a crass wrote this ridiculous thing in order to be informant if it be so, well then could the prosecutor not find anything else, but he took this ridiculous statement and put it in my indictment ?

Here is the pathetic situation that judiciary in right now my friends. What could I say; what a shame. The judiciary no longer finds crime and writes in indictment but returns to an institution that has invented crime and put it in an indictment. At least, do not try to deceive a lawyer and prosecutor who worked for years with this indictment. I’ve personally written thousands of them myself. But neither I did not write nor I saw like this sloppy one. It is hard to believe that we have the same legal education in the same state as the prosecutor who wrote this. Of course, if you try to write something with orders and instructions instead of writing something based on law and statutes, it is inevitable that such a ridicule will emerge on the grounds of coercion.

I have been held in prison for a year because of the nonsense you read in my indictment. And I am not going to be released easily. It is for a reason to be held prisoners this long. We are not being released to create and strenghten perception of guilty in the eyes of public. When they held prisoners for a long time, they think the public will think, “It was indeed they were criminals, or they would be released until now.” That’s why they do not.

That is why they are writing an indictment even if it is far-fetched. That is why they will make trials, even if they are perfunctory. I do not expect they will say to anybody who has been held innocently for more than a year, after that phase, “sorry, we did it wrong”. The wolf set his mind on eating the lamb once. So save your breath. But I do know: I don’t care neither this pro forma trial they will make nor “assured verdict”, that they will give. As long as I do not be condemned in your heart. My friends, never lose their beliefs of that I’m innocent or elseI would not be a
terrorist to be declared as a terrorist by somebody’s fake proof
s …

source: https://m.facebook.com/yigit.kacar.5/posts/10155715994909894

A LETTER BY ARRESTED PROSECUTOR YIGIT KACAR FROM PRISON/TURKEY

(translator known by editor)

Here is the letter:

To my friends; We say, “justice will prevail sooner or later,” and “Justice delayed is justice denied”…

But how much do these two statements contradict each other whereas? If justice delayed is justice denied, how sooner or later it can prevail ? how one calls justice that prevails so late ?

I have spent 11 months in prison today. How much longer do I have to wait for this justice to prevail itself? If I release tomorrow, will this be fair?

And I am not going to be released tomorrow. My indictment was written a month and a half ago, but heavens know why it has not yet been served to me by the court. As far as I can tell, the first hearing date is 14 December. I mean, I am almost going to stand up before the judge for a year and a half after I was arrested. Is this justice now?

At first [when i was in duty] I was very angry with those runaways and fugitives, I was asking if they were guilty or not. I do not know if they are guilty or not, but they know better than me that there is no justice in this country. Everyone knows the phrase called “submit oneself to the justice.” I believe that the justice I have submitted had run away from this country before everyone…

Everthing is getting worse and worse when in fact i think that it will be normalized and gettin better. Four months ago they took our radios for an interim period, after a while they said they would give it back. Now they say they will not give it back anymore. Under these difficult circumstances, I had a tiny music taste. They begrudged it too. To crown it all they took my wristwatch which I used for 11 months [in prison]. The Reason; My watch has a calendar. They really are trying to drive us crazy. Or is there could be a logical reason for these ? Why would they afraid of a radio or a watch? I have also reported myself to the prosecutor. If I am using this radio and watch for illegal work then and there is evidence in the hands of the state about it, then start an investigation about me. Make a case. Judge and punish me. If there is no evidence, give back to me the radio and the watch. I said I do not accept such a blanket ban. Do you think they would give my radio and watch? Of course not.

I have not been worth as much as a dog in this country. You ask why? In the winter we passed, a dog fell into the well, but everyone was mobilize d. You will remember that after about a week of work, they rescued and put its name as “well”. He stayed a week on the first page of the newspapers and found itself in the main news bulletins.

I have not been in a week, but I have been at the bottom of a well for exactly 11 months. Do you read a newspaper about me or innocent judges and prosecutors like me? or Do you watch us in prime time news ? The main opposition leader, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu, was asking “where are the public prosecutors of this country” at today’s group meeting. I’ve been screaming they are in prison for months. Does he not know that? Yes, I was only be a prosecutor in the Republic and now I have been paying for it in prison for months. They buried me alive. I never know how long I can endure this unlawfulness, persecution and injustice. Now i have no power left to bear for these injustices.

Am I not patient enough for someone to never committed a crime? Why do I have to settle for 45 minutes a week while I have the rights for being always together with my loved ones? How much longer do I have to watch them ruin my life? For God’s sake, how could be the date of the first hearing given five and a half months after the indictment? We’ve been doing the same job before. I never remember having to postpone a procedure for more than a couple of months. Because we were afraid to answer to inspector. I wonder where their carelessness come from nowadays, and where is this kind of courage they are taken from. Surely the day will come, they will give the account of these injustices, will it take away the injustices made to me, will they bring back the lost days, unbeknown …

Many of the people to whom we have been tried for the same offense have begun to stand trial. I’m getting their news. As far as I can see, the whole process is just the fulfillment of the formalities. For example, a friend tried to tell to the court that he was innocent for hours. The court has listened without interruption. Then “per curiam”: “decided to prolong the detainee’s status in prison, for the next trial to be made in November …” Well then why not a single question was asked by the board to the one they judge? So they already cut his ticket. They do not interrupt the defence in order to be able to say, “see, we gave you a good right of defense”. The judge who really wanted to solve the case would not ask a question? What is it you did not listen to and you did not tried to enlighten then gave a right of defence or not? The purpose satisfy the form requirements of judging. Otherwise, the decision is already made. I really wonder about the thoughts of my friends who have sincerely devoted theirselfs to political power. Do you not know these, or do you not see these things as persecution? At least I ask because you know me. Do you deem proper that done to me? Or do you think a few innocent’s rights and their victimization can be ignored in such a time? Know that the things that have been done to me are a very small part of their cruelty, and unfortunately you are also partners to this persecution, whether you know or not. I do not know about others but my wail is enough for them …

Source: https://m.facebook.com/yigit.kacar.5/posts/10155586676974894

The real reason behind the arrest warrants is their commitment to justice

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@JHofTURKEY shared a tweet flood, which includes some quotation from a newspaper interviewed with three judges’s wifes (two of them also dismissed judges).

They live in Turkey, and seem to me crying for you for help to reach them. I am sure the jounalist will happly give their information, and urge you to help them, show they are not alone.

1- Ayse says My husband is in a cell for months, never sees the sky.

2-She continues “as if we were buried alive since the coup attempt.”

3-“a five square meter cell, with a toilet for 60 persons.” adds Hatice.

4-“presented to a bloody young prosecutor, arrested them as on the line.” says Hatice 5-the prosecutor says “Your file is empty. There is only one paper from the HSYK that you ar

e suppose to be arrested.”

6- A respected judge is the next day becomes a terrorist” says Ayse

7-Ayse say it was told ” But the content of the file is secret!”

8-Hatice argues “the huge influence of politics on the courts. Whoever does not obey it, found himself in a prison. The others makes a career

9-Hatice argues “In her prison, people soon began to wonder about how to get rid of this accusation without a trial.”

10-Hatice argues, “If you are against, you will be stigmatized as a FETO.”

11- Mehmet Yilmaz promised to judges if they provide useable statements for prosecution, will be granted immunity, and return to bench.

12-They both says “the real reason behind the arrest warrants is their commitment to the justice”

13-Their kids have often weeping come out of school because her father as an “Enemy of Turkey”, therefore they have been abused.

Source for flood:

https://twitter.com/JHofTURKEY/status/888221471008595968

Source for whole news as English: https://turkishjusticehouse.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/from-judges-to-terrorists/amp/

Source for original news as German: http://m.fr.de/politik/tuerkei-von-richtern-zu-terroristen-a-1313966?GEPC=s3