IHD calls for the immediate release of ill prisoner Devrim Ayık
Human Rights Association Izmir made an online statement about the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences in prisons. The IHD called for the immediate release of ill prisoner Devrim Ayık.
Human Rights Association (IHD) Izmir Branch Prison Commission made an online statement about the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences in prisons.
In the statement, attention was drawn to the situation of ill prisoner Devrim Ayık, who is in Eskişehir H Type Closed Prison. The statement was read by IHD Izmir Branch Prison Commission member Ahmet Çiçek.
Çiçek said that Ayık, who was released on probation in December 2019 in order to be treated at home, was arrested again in January 2021 and sent to Edirne F-Type Prison and then to Eskişehir H-Type Closed Prison. Ayık suffers from severe Crohn's disease and the illness had relapsed due to prison conditions. Cicek underlined that the situation of Devrim Ayık is very seirious and called for treatment to be me made outside.
Ayık told the family on 15 April that they were kept in the damp and insect-filled quarantine ward, and added: “Since I was taken from Edirne, I have not even been given water. Since the tap water is very oily and rusty, one cannot even take a shower.” Ayık had a colonoscopy performed on 2 April 2021 and although the doctor informed the prison that serious bruising had started in the intestines, no action has been taken yet.
Çiçek said that it is unacceptable to keep Ayık in prison and added: “We, human rights defenders say that the authorities and the government will be responsible for all the consequences Devrim Ayık will suffer staying in prison. We call for Ayık immediate release.”