"Our lives are in danger"
Six prisoners transferred to the Maras Turkoglu Type L Prison No.1 said their lives are in danger and issued a call through their families.
Prisoners Ahmet Nas, Ercan Daskesen, Veysi Altan, Sifa Erdogan, Ridvan Kaya and Suat Okur were transferred from the Mersin Tarsus Type T Prison No.3 to the newly opened Maras Turkoglu Type L Prison No.1. The prisoners reported insults, psychological pressure and physical torture during transfer and at the new prison.
Prisoner Ahmet Nas shared information through his family and said the six prisoners were insulted and mistreated by the gendarmerie throughout the journey in the shuttle.
After a 12 hour ride in the shuttle, the prisoners had all their possessions confiscated at the Maras Turkoglu Type L Prison No.1 said Nas: “We were subjected to inhumane practices there. They imposed strip searches at the entrance, we refused. They tried to use force and torture us to do the search. Then they put us in a place that looked like it was under construction. Now they impose military style roll calls. Our lives are in danger. We are calling on human rights defenders and the conscious public to take action.”
ANF reporters called the prison for comment, but the officer answering the phone said there was nobody with authority to respond.