Prisoner Köse's health condition worsening
Violations of rights in Turkish prisons continue without slowing down. Hundreds of ill prisoners are literally left to die, while, after the state of emergency, arbitrary practices are being carried out using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover.
A 64-year-old prisoner Ali Osman Köse, who was diagnosed with cancer, is kept in isolation in Tekirdağ No 1 F-Type Prison, although he suffered a partial paralysis and was unable to meet his needs on his own.
Letters sent from Izmir Kırıklar F-Type Prison, issued a call for ill prisoner Ali Osman Köse. It was pointed out that Köse, who had a partial paralysis and could not meet his needs on his own, was diagnosed with cancer recently, but was kept in isolation.
Violations of rights in Turkish prisons continue without slowing down. Hundreds of ill prisoners are literally left to die, while, after the state of emergency, arbitrary practices are being carried out using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover. Letters from İzmir Kırıklar F-Type Prison exposed all this.
Prisoners drew attention to the situation of ill prisoners Ali Osman Köse and Aytaç Ünsal and said that they should be released before it is too late.
One letter said that 64-year-old Ali Osman Köse, who has been in prison for 27 years, suffered serious health problems resulting from the torture and isolation conditions in which he was held.
The Forensic Medicine reports confirm that Köse could only stand and walk while holding on to something and add that he cannot meet his needs alone.
Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal not given medicines
In another letter sent from Kırıklar F-Type Prison, attention was drawn to the health status of lawyer Aytaç Ünsal, who was on death fast with a demand for a fair trial and was detained again and arrested in Edirne, while he underwent treatment after the long hunger strike. It was stated that Ünsal currently suffers from severe nerve pain, but he was not given the necessary medications to relieve this. The letter adds that he cannot be treated in prison conditions and he should be released immediately.
In a letter sent by political prisoner Deniz Şah from Izmir Kırıklar No 2 F-Type Prison on May 3, 2021, it is emphasized that violations of rights have gradually increased during the epidemic. Stating that they have the right to keep only 15 books per person in the cell, Şah stated that they cannot receive magazines left during the visit or sent by mail. Stating that they have been told that they can buy magazines sold by contracted dealers, Şah said: "Philosophy as a scientific thought was born in the city of Miletus, which is today within the borders of Izmir, in the 6th century BC. The people who implement these policies should be ashamed.”