Ten prisoners on hunger strike in Urfa protest violations of their rights

Ten prisoners, who went on hunger strike 3 days ago against the increasing torture practices in Urfa No. 1 T Type Prison, said that they will continue their actions until their demands are met.

Prisoners in Urfa No. 1 T Type Closed Prison went on hunger strike against the torture practices they were subjected to. Announcing that 10 prisoners went on hunger strike on Monday, 8 August, during the visit they held with their families, the prisoners said that they were protesting the arbitrary approach of the prison authorities and the violation of their rights. The prisoners said that they will continue their protests until their demands are met.

Torture exposed

Emphasizing that oppression has beens turned into torture, the prisoners listed the violations of their rights as follows:

“* We are not referred to the hospital and to external treatment,

* Arbitrary delays in release up to 6 months,

* No additional phone calls nor open visits during Ramadan and Eid al-Adha,

* Blocking letters,

* No to cell changes,

* Stop to the administration practice of confiscating the air conditioners and propellers that we had previously sold in the canteen and forcing us to buy new ones,

* Forcing us to bring hot drinks to visitors who come to the open visit (water, coke and fruit juice are not put in the fridge under seasonal conditions)”

Who went on hunger strike

The names of the prisoners who went on hunger strike are as follows: “Idris Duruk, Emin Çetindaş, Ömer Aslan, Suat Berlik, Selami Çiftçi, Mazlum Doğan Tanış, Şervan Muhammed, Emin Korkmaz, Lokman Ayebe and Abdulselam Demir.”