Prisoners in Patnos denied access to free press

Prisoners in L Type Closed Prison in Ağrı’s Patnos district are not allowed to receive daily newspapers Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and Welat.

The AKP/Palace regime continues its attacks, repression and bans against prisoners across Turkey and Northern Kurdistan.

Prisoners in Patnos L Type Closed Prison, which remains on the agenda with rights violations since the first day it entered into service, are not given the Kurdish daily Welat and newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi (Libertarian Democracy) for months. It has been learned that the prison administration banned the two newspapers without putting forward any reason or justification.