Political prisoners in Amed mistreated during transfer

More than thirty political prisoners, among them Kurdish politicians Mehmet Aslan and Musa Farisoğulları, have been mistreated during their transfer to another prison in Amed.

More than thirty political prisoners have been transferred from the D-type prison to the F-type prison in Amed (Diyarbakir) in the last three days and maltreated during the process. Among those affected are Kurdish politicians Mehmet Aslan of the DBP (Democratic Regions Party) and Musa Farisoğulları of the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party).

Aziz Tufan, one of the prisoners forcibly transferred, was able to make a short phone call to his mother Aysel Tufan. She said the following on her son's account: "My son and his fellow prisoners were transferred with their hands tied. They were physically abused in the F-type prison. I could only talk to him for 46 seconds. I am concerned about his health and that of his fellow prisoners."

Aysel Tufan announced that she would apply to TUAY-DER (Solidarity with Prisoners’ Families Association) and the Human Rights Organization (IHD) for support.

The prisoners who were subject to this forced transfer on September 14, 15 and 16 are former DBP co-chair Mehmet Aslan, HDP MP Musa Farisoğulları, Uğur Boztaş, Emrah Durmaz, Sercan Gümüş, Engin Akhan, Mehmet Hanifi Kanat, Barış Sümbül, Rıdvan Kaya, Hayati Uzman, Halis Tekin, Sadık Nakçı, Mehmet Acar, Aziz Tufan, Mustafa Argın, Ahmet Salmas, Hüseyin Işık, Abdulhalik Kaplan, Heja Algan, Nimetullah Cinkılıç, Serhat Karagöz, Burhan Taş, Şaban Çelik, İhsan Uğur, Kervan Beyhan, Halil Güneş, Serhat Kuşlu and five other inmates whose names are unknown.