Application for release of Veysi Aktaş from Imralı rejected

The objection against the one-year postponement of the release of Veysi Aktaş from Imralı Prison was rejected.


There has been no news from Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and prisoners Ömer Hayri Konar, Hamili Yıldırım and Veysi Aktaş, who have been in absolute isolation in Imralı F Type High Security Closed Prison, for 38 months. Lawyer and family visits are blocked on the grounds of "disciplinary penalties".

According to the news of Mezopotamya Agency, Veysi Aktaş has not been released even though he completed the execution of his 30-year sentence on 28 April. Aktaş's release was postponed for one year by the decision of the Administration and Observation Board. Lawyers of Asrın Law Office applied to the Bursa 3rd Execution Judgeship against the decision of the Imralı Disciplinary Board, which postponed Aktaş's right to conditional release for one year. The judgeship rejected the application on 2 May.

Finally, the lawyers applied to Bursa 1st High Criminal Court. The court rejected the lawyers' application and the decision became final on 10 May.

It was learned that the lawyers will apply to the Constitutional Court (AYM).