Electronic handcuffs bind the victim of violence to life Electronic handcuffs bind the victim of violence to life
In Turkey, 2015, March 8 International Women's Day which was introduced electronic handcuffs, ensures rupture of the social life of women victims of violence.
With the protocol signed between the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services within the scope of the Law No. 6284 on the Protection of Family and Prevention of Violence Against Women, electronic handcuffs were implemented on March 8, 2015.
According to the practice, perpetrators can be monitored by wearing electronic handcuffs on their ankles with the decision taken by the court. Electronic clamps attached by the teams of the Probation Directorate are monitored 24/7 from the Electronic Monitoring Center.
In the electronic handcuffs application, the minimum distance is determined to prevent the perpetrator from harming the victim. When determining the distance, the criteria are the proximity of the home and work addresses of the perpetrator and the victim of violence, the area of their city and the effective response time of the law enforcement units.
If violations are detected, the monitoring staff will contact the perpetrator and warn them, and warn the victim to move to a safe position. At the same time, the closest law enforcement agency is directed and the perpetrator is intervened and the necessary legal action is taken.
- "I live without fear anymore"
The application also connected a young girl who was a university student who was unable to go out on the street due to the death threats she received from the person who did not accept the friend offer.
22-year-old C.K, a university student living in Antalya, was subjected to constant threats by the person who did not accept the friendship offer. The person whom the court decided to wear electronic handcuffs was prohibited from approaching C.K.
C.K told Anadolu Agency (AA) that she had to drop out of school for one semester due to death threats she received.
"I will kill you. Wherever you run away, I will find you. I will kill your family." Stating that he made threats, C.K said, "He used to show me the murders of women that are frequently heard in the public, saying 'you will be like them'. I made the necessary complaints." used the expressions.
Noting that he stayed in the women's shelter for a while to prevent harm to his family, CK said, "It was decided to wear electronic handcuffs to the person who constantly threatened me. Thanks to the electronic cuffs, I live without fear. I feel really safe. Someone's always watching and alerting him the moment he approaches me. " he spoke.
Underlining that every woman who is subjected to violence should seek her rights, C.K said:
"Our government takes care of women. As long as they apply and ask for help. All the ministries and law enforcement agencies I applied to helped me. If I hadn't been helped, maybe I wouldn't even be alive now. My dream could not complete the university education.% C