Öcalan given a new ban on lawyers' visits
There has been no news from Abdullah Öcalan for 3 years. His lawyers said that he was given a new ban on lawyers' visits for 6 months for alleged "security" reasons.
There has been no news from Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan since his interrupted phone call with his brother Mehmet Öcalan on 25 March 2021. While the lack of news continues, it was learned that the Kurdish People's Leader was given a new ban on lawyers' visits.
According to Mezopotamya Agency, Asrın Law Firm lawyers applied to the Bursa Execution Judgeship to request a visit to Imrali on 6 November 2023. After the application, the lawyers learned that their client had been given a new 6-month ban on 31 October 2023.
The judgeship rejected the request for the content of the ban decision and the file sample, citing "security" reasons. The lawyers' appeal to a higher court against the ban decision was also rejected.
Asrın Law Firm will now apply to the Constitutional Court (AYM) against the ban decision.
12 bans on lawyer’s visits
Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan was banned from seeing lawyers for 6 months on 26 April 2023. The lawyers applied for a visit as soon as the ban ended. As a result of the application, however, they learned that a new 6-month ban was issued on 31 October.
With the latest ban, Abdullah Öcalan has been prevented from seeing a lawyer at least 12 times in the last 8 years.