Female prisoners tortured in Patnos transferred to other prisons
Three women who were tortured with the so-called pig shackle in Patnos Prison, have been transferred to various prisons.
Political prisoners Mizgin Atabey, Lale Kabişen and Nazlıcan Barışer, held in the L-Type Prison in Patnos district of Ağrı, were beaten by around 40 guards on 31 August and then tortured with the so-called pig shackles for four hours.
Mizgin Kayıtbey was transferred to the Women’s Close Prison in Kayseri, and Lale Kabişen to the Women’s Close Prison in Tarsus district of Mersin.
The female prisoners said that they had been subjected to violence by dozens of guardians for 40 minutes, and then held in pig shackles for four hours.
In a report about the incident, the Human Rights Association (IHD) Van Branch said that the prison authorities were also involved in the torture.