Family of prisoner Gencer does not believe in his suicide
The family of Sinan Gencer, a political prisoner who allegedly committed suicide in Van High Security Closed Prison, does not believe the prison administration's claim.
The prison administration claimed that political prisoner Sinan Gencer committed suicide this morning.
Gencer was taken to Yüzüncü Yıl University Dursun Odabaş Medical Center for autopsy.
After the autopsy, the remains of Gencler were taken from the hospital by his family to be buried in Süphan District.
Zeynep Gencer, cousin of the political prisoner, said: “We were told that he committed suicide. He left us a letter but we couldn't see it. Sinan was always comforting us. He was saying he would soon get out of prison and we will have good days. We do not believe he committed suicide. We think they are deceiving us. Sinan also went on a hunger strike. He had had no problems so far".
Gencer, who was arrested and sentenced to two life imprisonment after being injured during a clash in Maçka, Trabzon, has been in prison for 15 years. Gencer had been kept in a solitary cell for the last two years. According to his relatives, Gencer was working on painting, language and other activities in prison.