Şeyhmus Koç and four other prisoners on hunger strike

Şeyhmus Koç, who was imprisoned in the Nusaybin Case, has been on hunger strike for a week against ill-treatment and oppression.

The Turkish state declared a curfew in Nusaybin, province of Mardin in 2016, carried out crimes against humanity and destroyed the city.

On 26 May 2016, a lawsuit was filed against 70 people, 17 of whom under 18. The prisoners were deported to prisons away from the city. Şeyhmus Koç was handed out an aggravated life sentence and 28 years and 6 months of imprisonment.

Koç was deported in Tokat T Type Closed Prison after his arrest. Talking to his father on the phone Koç stated that he had been on a hunger strike for 7 days against the pressure, impositions and cell punishments imposed on him.

Koç said he would continue the strike until his demands are accepted. His father, Nuri Koç called on people to support his son’s demand.

Mehmet Faruk Engin, Baver Başar and Ibrahim Halil Karataş and Akar Ikbal, who were tried in the Nusaybin Case, are also on a hunger strike in Osmaniye No. 2 T Type Closed Prison protesting the lack of medical treatment. These four prisoners are on the 31st day of their hunger strike.