Human Rights Association: Ill prisoners should be released immediately

Ill prisoners Adem Amaç, Atilla Coşkun and Eser Morsümbül are running serious risk and should be released immediately, said the Human Rights Association.

The Freedom for Ill Prisoners Initiative held a press conference at the Ankara Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD) on the 371st week of its sit-in. Nuray Çevirmen, IHD executive at Ankara Branch, talked about the situation of Adem Amaç who is in Afyon No. 1 T Type Closed Prison.

In the letter he sent Amaç said that he had 3 open wounds on his stomach. Sometimes they bleed and others they get inflamed.  

“14 years ago, as a result of a serious injury, Amaç suffered serious damages in the stomach. He underwent a total of 12 separate surgeries.”

Noting that Amaç's treatment was not completed despite the heavy surgeries he underwent, Çevirmen said that he has a lot of problems even doing basic things because of the difficult conditions in prison.


The Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Branch Prisons Commission held the 499th week of its "F sit-in" at the association's building. Commission members drew attention to the situation of Atilla Coşkun, a 35-year-old seriously ill prisoner held in Düzce T Type Prison this week.

Mehmet Acettin, from the IHD, said that Coşkun had a tumor in his brain and that he had lost his sight. “According to the information given by his family, the mass in his brain continues to grow, and he has a 90% eyesight loss. According to the information given by the doctors a brain surgery to be performed carries a 90 percent risk of stroke or death, and since good post-operative care is required, surgery cannot be performed while prison conditions continue.


The Human Rights Association Izmir Branch Prisons Commission made a statement in front of the former Sümerbank in Konak to expose the situation of ill prisoner Eser Morsümbül who is held in Şakran Closed Penitentiary Institution in Izmir.

IHD Izmir executive, Ahmet Çiçek, said that before his arrest, Morsümbül had a 70 percent disability report due to kidney transplant he had undergone.

Çiçek added: "The medicines have a lot of collateral effects. The first of these is osteoporosis, and the other is persistent headache. When he met with his mother, he told her that he was feeling very ill. He was admitted to Katip Çelebi Training and Research Hospital on 6 October. Although his mother wanted to see him, she was not allowed to meet him at first and then she was able to see him thanks to the permission of the prosecutor's office on Friday.

Çiçek stated that Morsümbül's condition worsened and new problems emerged because he was not taken to receive treatment and controls during the coronavirus pandemic.