New application by Abdullah Öcalan's lawyers to visit their client
Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers filed a new application demanding an "urgent visit" with their client.
Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers Rezan Sarıca, Faik Özgür Erol, Cengiz Yürekli and Serbay Köklü filed a new application to Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office demanding an "urgent visit" with their client in Imrali Island Prison.
The family and lawyers of Abdullah Öcalan have been demanding an “urgent visit” with Öcalan since March 14 when rumours spread on social media about the health of Öcalan. Protests were immediately organised around the world demanding a visit to be granted to lawyers. A total of 15 applications have been made since, as well as two separate applications to the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).
Abdullah Öcalan had a short phone talk with his brother, Mehmet Öcalan on March 25. The short phone conversation happened about a year after a previous call, on 27 April 2020, and it was the first time since then that Öcalan had an actual contact with someone outside.