ÖHD calls for urgent release of ill prisoner Kuday

ÖHD said that ill prisoner Abdulkadir Kuday weighed 41 kilos and added that he "should be released urgently."

Lawyers for Freedom Association (ÖHD) Istanbul Branch made a statement at the association building in Beyoğlu about ill prisoner Abdulkadir Kuday, who is being held in Metris R Type Prison, despite the report of the Forensic Medicine Institute (ATK) that "he cannot survive on his own".

ÖHD Istanbul Branch co-chair Eda Önal said that prisoner Kuday had a fatal muscle disease and was diagnosed with ALS. Önal noted that Kuday had dropped to 41 kilos and that almost all of his organs had lost their function.

Önal said: "The execution of his sentence should be suspended immediately and he should be released."