Release of prisoner Çelebi postponed

DEM Party MP Newroz Uysal Aslan said that the release of Nurettin Çelebi, who has been in jail for 30 years, was prevented by the "special committee".

People's Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) Şirnak MP Newroz Uysal Aslan said on her social media account that the release of Nurettin Çelebi, who has been held in prison for 30 years and is now in Antalya S Type Closed Prison, was postponed on the grounds that he didn’t show "good behavior".

Pointing out that she was informed by the prison administration that his release was blocked by the 'Special Committee', Newroz Uysal Aslan said: “Nurettin Çelebi was expected to be released after the Administrative and Observation Board meeting on Saturday. However, in my meeting with the prison director, I was informed that the 'special committee' wanted to obtain a declaration that the prisoner had no connection with any illegal organisation, but the prisoner refused to make such a statement, and the special committee said that he didn’t show 'good behaviour'. In response to my question about 'special committees', which we heard about for the first time, the directorate informed me that special committees have been established in all prisons for 'terrorism crimes'”

Aslan said: “We asked, apart from the Administration and Observation Boards, who else constitutes the 'special boards' established in prisons? What is the legal basis for the creation of these special boards? Since when have the Special Committees established as parallel bodies of the dual execution regime been in operation?"