Women prisoners in Bakırköy Women's Closed jail denied visits for 3 months
Women prisoners in Istanbul Bakırköy Women's Closed jail and their families were denied visits for 3 months on the grounds that they protested the violations of rights in the prison on the day of the visit.
The AKP-MHP government continues to systematically torture prisoners. Political female prisoners in Bakırköy Women's Closed jail are subjected to systematic torture, such as harassing body searches, a ban on open and closed visits with their families, ban on phone calls, raids on wards, confiscation of letters, physical intervention, psychological pressure, bans on books, magazines and newspapers. staying. Families of female prisoners in Bakırköy Women's Closed jail were banned from visiting for 3 months on the grounds that they protested the violations of rights in the prison on 26 October 2022.
Giving information to the families and lawyers of female prisoners about the violations of rights in prison is also a matter of punishment. Prisoners were subjected to months without visits because of the information they gave to their families.
The families said that the pressure is increasing in the prison. A prisoner's relative, who asked not to be named to avoid further pressure in the prison, said: "The families chanted slogans to protest the pressure on the prisoners on 26 October. All prisoners and people who held a visit that day and that week, were prevented from having further meetings for 3 months. Violations of rights in prison have increased a lot. Strip searches, harassment, constant raids on the wards, violation of the right to health, the same and bad food, shortage of hot and clean water, bans on calls and telephones, prohibitions such as not giving newspapers, magazines and books are applied.”
The prisoner’s relative added: “It is also a crime to talk about the violations of rights in prison and to give information about those to human rights organisations. Many friends who expressed their rights violations in this prison before were punished. As families of the prisoners, we call on everyone to be sensitive to put an end to this oppression and violation of rights against the prisoners."