IHD Amed Branch demand justice for prisoners with disabilities
IHD Amed Branch demanded justice for prisoners with disabilities on 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Diyarbakır Branch issued a written statement to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.
The IHD reminded that many rights such as education, work, health and transportation were restricted due to the coronavirus epidemic and added that, in this situation, citizens with disabilities suffered twice. Prisoners with disabilities are suffering even more.
“The poor prison conditions that already exist are turning into constant torture for disabled prisoners. These conditions, which offend human dignity, need to be eliminated quickly. The requirements of being a social state and a state of law in particular for citizens with disabilities are paramount. All citizens, and in particular those with disabilities should benefit from health and education services; their participation should be secured and urgent solutions are required. On the occasion of 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we invite the public to protest and demand the solution to these problems for the construction of a world for all.”