Letter sent by imprisoned writer Bayhan to Öcalan confiscated

The letter sent by imprisoned writer Zeki Bayhan to Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan was confiscated.

The letter sent by writer Zeki Bayhan, a prisoner in Kırıklar No. 2 F Type High Security Closed Prison in Izmir Buca, to Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is in isolation in İmralı F Type High Security Prison, on 26 December 2023, was confiscated by the Prison Letter Reading Commission.

The Prison Disciplinary Board said about the letter: "There is false and inaccurate information in the section called Imralı Administration, which can be considered as praising crime and a terrorist organization. This information could lead people or organizations to panic, and endanger public order and security of the institution."

It was decided that the letter should not be sent.

The letter from prisoner Zeki Bayhan was as follows: "There have always been attempts to get news from you. But these were not enough to yield results. We feel embarrassed and defeated in this regard. Because we know that it is not possible to get results without a strong struggle. Let's leave aside international law, there are people who cannot even implement their own law. It would be a dream to expect anything from a regime that is so reckless that it imposes such heavy isolation that is unprecedented in the world. A positive result is only possible with a strong struggle. Behind the isolation imposed is the policy of destruction and denial, the fear of the existence of millions who will take action with a word you say. Everyone knows what is happening. In reality, it is the will of the people that are under isolation. The stance against isolation is a matter of existence and non-existence. It is a struggle for identity. We know this, but we were and are still very weak at fulfilling what is required."