Prisoners in Van disclose their demands
The prisoners condemned the discriminatory enforcement law and demanded the sentence execution to be postponed for ill prisoners.
The prisoners in Van F-type High Security Prison sent a letter to the Human Rights Association (IHD) Van Branch to expose the violations they are subjected to and set their demands.
The letter sent by Ibrahim Keras, Serbest Akbaş, Ahmet Aziz Muhammed Khalifa and Hüseyin Batıbey was read by the chair of the IHD Branch Murat Melet.
The prisoners condemned the discriminatory enforcement law and demanded the sentence execution to be postponed for ill prisoners. They also demanded the end disciplinary penalties and deportation.
Noting that the rights of communication were prevented, the prisoners stated that radio, books, magazines and newspapers should be delivered.
The prisoners demanded to benefit from these rights for 10 hours a week as established by prison’s rules covering sport, conversation, courses, etc.
In the letter the prisoners demanded the following rights for those who have been sentenced to life imprisonment: "Increasing the hours of airing, benefiting from the courses such as painting, saz etc., be granted sport activities as well as conversation in groups of ten people.”