Sick prisoner loses his life
Burhan Karatay (67) on remand in the Giresun Type E Closed Prison lost his life after a heart attack.
67-year-old sick prisoner Burhan Karatay on remand in the Giresun Type E Closed Prison lost his life yesterday after he had a heart attack. Karatay had been on remand for 3 years and 10 months as his case continued, and had several medical issues due to his advanced age.
Son Ismail Karatay said they submitted reports advising for his release but their appeals were rejected nonetheless. Ismail Karatay added that his father called them to say he needed angiography 5 months ago, but the prison administration didn’t allow it. The 67-year-old prisoner had hypertension and went through 4 angiographies in the past.
When the family heard that Burhan Karatay lost his life, they went to Giresun to pick up the body. Burhan Karatay will be buried in his hometown of Dogubeyazit, Agri.
Karatay had been arrested several times throughout the years, and was serving as a council member in the Dogubeyazit Municipality in the previous term.