Çukurova TUAY-DER co-chair: Speak up against suspicious deaths and violations of rights in prison

Çukurova TUAY-DER co-chair Nimet Sezgin made a statement about suspicious deaths and violations of rights in prisons and said that ill prisoners are not treated and called on everyone to take responsibility for violations.

Çukurova Association for Assistance with the Families of Detainees and Convicts (TUAY-DER) made a press statement in front of the Adana Park Statue regarding suspicious deaths and violations of rights in prisons. TUAY-DER co-chair Nimet Sezgin said that ill detainees are faced with developments that do not comply with any law.

'Deaths will continue unless precautions are taken'

Nimet said that the treatment of ill prisoners is prevented and the necessary medicines are not given to them, and that the individual needs of more than 200 ill prisoners cannot be met in the prison. Nimet said that “During the last few months, dozens of prisoners lost their lives because their treatment was prevented or not given. Most recently, 20-year-old Şervan Can Güder in Van High Security Prison and 80-year-old Abdullah Boran in Diyarbakır D-Type Prison died. Unless it is prevented, the current deaths will continue to occur."

Pointing to the violations of rights committed by the Administration and Observation Boards, Nimet said: “Hundreds of prisoners who have served their sentence and should be released are being kept unlawfully in jail by the Prison Monitoring Board's decisions. A constitutional crime is being committed. No referrals are made for political prisoners, and families are also punished. We invite the people, human rights defenders and officials to take responsibility so that all this unlawfulness will come to an end.”