Grup Yorum member Gökçek on death fast

Ibrahim Gökçek, one of the five protesting members of Grup Yorum, has went on death fast.

The action of 5 members of the protest music band Grup Yorum, 3 of them on hunger strike, reached the 2015 day.

Ibrahim Gökçek, who has been under arrest since 1 March 2019 in Silivri Closed Prison No. 9, turned his hunger strike into a death fast as of Friday.

Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) member Hüseyin Boğatekin, who went to visit Gökçek, said: "Ibrahim came walking to the visit with great difficulty. He has lost an incredible amount of weight. He is so weakened, his face so thin. He was constantly with a dry mouth and had difficulty talking."

Boğatekin said that he would not take any step back unless the group's demands were met.


The members of Grup Yorum started a hunger strike demanding the release of the group's jailed members, cancel the arrest warrants issued against them and end the ban on their concerts.