Lawyers demand justice for colleagues on death fast

"Our friends are melting before our eyes," said lawyers demanding justice for their colleagues, Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, who are on death fast.

Lawyers Ayşegül Çağatay and Hülya Yıldırım, tried to organise a protest in front of the Supreme Court building in Çankaya District, demanding justice for lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, who are on death fast since 5 April. They are demanding a fair trial.

The police harassed the lawyers who were not allowed to make a press statement. "Fair trial is a right, Ebru and Aytaç’s demands should be accepted."

Speaking despite the police harassment, Çağatay said: “Ebru Timtik has been on a hunger strike for 6 months. On 1 July lawyer Aytaç Ünsal will begin his sixth month of hunger strike. We are lawyers, we call the Supreme Court. Our friends were sentenced to prison on the sole base of confessions. Days turned into months, months into seasons. Our friends are melting before our eyes.”

The police prevented the press from taking pictures and videos.