Two prisoners on day 198 of death fast forcibly hospitalized

The two prisoners refusing to eat and drink for 198 are demanding a fair trial and improvement of detention conditions.

Özgür Karakaya and Didem Akman, who are jailed in the Şakran Closed Prison in İzmir province west of Turkey, have been on death fast for 198 days.

Karakaya and Akman, whose action demands a fair trial and improvement of detention conditions, have been forcibly hospitalized on Thursday.

The families said that Karakaya and Akman were taken to hospital against their will on the prosecutor’s instruction, which was executed outside their knowledge.

The People’s Legal Bureau said in a written statement that Karakaya and Akman have been taken to the Yeşilyurt State Hospital.

The two prisoners are not allowed to see their family members.