Ill prisoner Abdullah Ece dies in Izmir Buca Kırıklar Closed Prison

Ill prisoner Abdullah Ece died in Izmir Buca Kırıklar Closed Prison.

Abdullah Ece, a 73-year-old prisoner in Izmir Buca Kırıklar Closed Prison, died. Ece caught the coronavirus on 5 April. He was taken to the hospital after his condition worsened but passed away this morning.

Ece was arrested on 9 September 2020, after being sentenced to 2 years and 4 days for the crime of "aiding a terrorist organization". He was sent to the Buca Kırıklar No. 2 Closed Penitentiary Institution. Ece's right to probation was set for 10 June 2021. However, both his and his lawyer's applications were rejected by the prison administration, the execution judge and the heavy penal court.

Ece will be buried in the Bana village of Güçlükonak, in the province of Şırnak, his hometown.