IHD highlights situation of ill prisoners

A weekly action was held in Istanbul and Ankara to draw attention to the conditions of ill prisoners. In particular, the action underlined the situation of seriously ill prisoners Siti Gören and Medeni Tarlan.

Actions were held in Istanbul and Ankara to draw attention to the situation of ill prisoners.


IHD Istanbul Branch Prisons commission said that the life of prisoner Siti Gören is in danger.
The 441st F sit-in organised in front of the IHD Branch building saw the partecipation of HDP deputy Musa Piroğlu.

The condition of 70-year-old prisoner, Sıti Gören, was underlined by Hatice Onaran, member of the IHD Istanbul Branch Prison Commission, who read this week's statement. Onaran pointed out that isolation and isolation-related violations in prisons are on the increase.


In Ankara, the Freedom for Ill Prisoners Initiative drew attention to the health status of Medlan Tarlan, who has been in prison for 27 years.

Human rights defenders and Journalist-writer Hüseyin Aykol joined the action in front of the IHD Branch building.

This was the 283rd week of the action to draw attention to the situation of ill prisoners and IHD member Avni Kalkan reminded that since the beginning of 2020, 5 people, 3 of them ill prisoners, have died in jail.

Kalkan said that Tarlan, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer, suffered from a number of other problems.