Prisoner Tanhan has '10 percent chance of survival', his family says
Ayşe Tanhan, daughter of 68-year-old Cemal Tanhan, who was left in prison after suffering a stroke, said: "They cannot provide treatment because my father's condition is serious. The doctor told us that he had a ten percent chance of survival."
Cemal Tanhan, who was released from Bolu F Type Closed Prison on 6 November due to health problems, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
68-year-old Cemal Tanhan, who had been imprisoned for 30 years, was taken to Bolu İzzet Baysal State Hospital on 23 October after suffering a stroke, and from there he was transferred to the General Surgery Department of Eskişehir City Hospital on 27 October. Tanhan continues his treatment in the hospital.
Speaking to Mezopotamya Agency, his daughter, Ayşe Tanhan, gave information about her last meeting with the doctors. She said that the doctors told her that “the cancer has penetrated into his bones. Because he had pneumonia, his lungs had blisters."
Tanhan added: “They cannot provide treatment because my father's condition is serious. The doctor told us that he had a ten percent chance of survival. He is conscious but does not react to us. It hurts so much. I last went to visit him in Bolu Prison on 2 October. He couldn't stand up then. We got him up with the help of his friends to take a photo. Three weeks after I returned from my visit, my father had a stroke. If he had been released even that day, maybe his situation would not have been this serious. My father had previously submitted petitions regarding the health problems he was experiencing. He applied to the Human Rights Association. But he was not released.”