85 years old Kurdish woman sent back to prison after treatment

Sise Bingöl had been receiving treatment in hospital for eight days, and was sent back to prison.

Sise Bingöl, an 85-year-old woman arrested by the AKP regime, has been taken to prison once again after being hospitalized for eight days.

Sise Bingöl had been taken to Mersin University Medical Faculty Hospital on 2 November. She had been hospitalized with the purpose of checking her health status. The old woman was kept in hospital for eight days, and despite the many health problems she is suffering from, she was sent back to Tarsus T Type Women's Prison.

It was reported that parts from the old woman's lung and bone were resected during the treatment. The hospital said a report on Bingöl's health would be released in two weeks.

Bingöl's lawyer Gulsen Ozbek said she would ask once again for the release of her client in light of the new medical report.

There is no doubt that the 85 years old woman is suffering from abuse as her body is clearly not strong enough to sustain prison life.

Bingöl struggles with health problems such as stomach pain, diabetes, asthma, blood pressure and others.

Bingöl cannot meet her daily needs by herself and is able to cope thanks to the help she receives from other prisoners.

Sise Bingol had a heart attack one month before she was sent to the prison and her treatment was incomplete.

Sise Bingöl has been in prison since 2017. Bingöl was sentenced to 4 years and 2 months of imprisonment on charges of aiding an illegal organization, namely the PKK. Despite a previous report stating that she could not be held in prison, she had her release petition denied.

Bingöl, who had been released after the first hearing of June 2016, was sentenced again in April 2017.