DEM Party demands re-examination of their application on İmralı

DEM Party MPs stated that the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Commission shirked its responsibility in the application regarding İmralı and said, "Our application should be re-examined."

DEM Party Şırnak MP Nevroz Uysal Aslan and Urfa MP Dilan Kunt Ayan submitted an application to the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Commission regarding İmralı Island Prison where Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and three fellow prisoners are held in isolation.

The 2 deputies, who are also members of the Human Rights Investigation Commission, made the following statement:

"On 16.11.2023, a detailed application was made to the Human Rights Investigation Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey about Mr Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in isolation for 25 years and has not been heard from for the last 38 months, and Mr Hamili Yıldırım, Mr Ömer Hayri Konar and Mr Veysi Aktaş, who are held in the same prison, and the Commission was called upon to assume duty and responsibility to put an end to this inhumane practice. However, the Commission acted in the same way and method as in previous applications, and avoided its responsibility by transferring the ministry's unexplained reply to us without examining its accuracy. For the Commission to re-examine and re-evaluate the ministry's response to the application and to reconsider the application and to make an on-site examination, we, as members of the Dem Party Commission, demand the following;

- Initiation of an investigation in order to clarify the information and determinations in need of explanation in the ministry's response to the application dated 16.11.2023 and numbered 1503,

-Invitation of Ministry officials to be heard by the Commission,

- Considering the political, social and legal dimensions of the problem, the Commission should organise a visit to İmralı Island Prison and conduct an on-site inspection without referring it to the Sub-Commission to Investigate the Rights of Prisoners and Detainees.

A new application dated 06.05.2024 was made containing the requests.