Another death in prison

Ergin Akdoğan, who was in Tekirdağ No. 1 F Type Closed Prison, has died. He was in prison for 27 years.

Prisoner Ergün Akdoğan was in Tekirdağ No. 1 F Type Closed Prison. He underwent surgery on 14 May. He was pronounced dead on Wednesday. The Istanbul Branch of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) said on its social media accounts that Akdoğan passed away.

The ÖHD wrote: "Ergün Akdoğan, who was in prison for 27 years, was transferred from Tekirdağ No. 2 F Type High Security Closed Penal Institution to Başakşehir Çam Sakura City Hospital due to a brain haemorrhage. He died after a nine-day treatment period. During this period, many difficulties were caused by both the prison administration and the law enforcement forces, and the family was prevented from even seeing the prisoner in the hospital one last time. An attitude, that of the prison administration, is incompatible with human dignity. The prison administration, the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, and the Ministry of Justice are therefore responsible for this death. We call on the authorities to take measures to protect the health and life rights of prisoners and to fulfill their responsibilities in order to prevent deaths in prisons."