IHD says Selahattin Demirtaş suffers from serious health problems

The Human Rights Association (IHD) warned that jailed HDP former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffers from serious health problems.

Human Rights Association (IHD) co-chair Eren Keskin and IHD lawyers Zeynep Ceren Boztoprak and Ince Sağır said that HDP former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, who has been held hostage in Edirne F-Type Prison for over three years and had heart spasm on 26 November, is not being properly attended.

Selahattin Demirtaş was visited between 15-20 December 2019. IHD Central and Istanbul Branch Prisons Commission made a statement about this visit and gave information about Demirtaş's health.
Boztoprak said that despite the decision of the prison doctor to refer Demirtaş  to the hospital, this only happened 4 days after the doctor's reccomendation.

Boztoprak, who stated that Demirtaş had been examined 3 times in the last 10 days, said: "Inflammation was detected in the esophagus and the spasm he suffered might have been due to this inflammation. It was also observed the formation of fat tissues on the vessel walls, and these also are life-threatening."

According to reports of the Human Rights Association, said Boztoprak, at the end of 2019 there are 1334 sick prisoners in jail, 457 of them with serious conditions.

Boztoprak stressed that Selahattin Demirtaş should be released.