Sick prisoner: We are subjected to inhumane practices

Sick prisoner in Diyarbakır Type D Prison Hasan Aşa stated that they are subjected to “inhumane” practices.

Sick prisoner Hasan Aşa (44) has been in Diyarbakır Type D Closed Prison on remand for 3 years, and has recently written a letter to draw attention to rights violations in the prison.

Aşa’s letter is as follows:

“The derogatory and inhumane search practices against arrestees continue in the Diyarbakır Type D Closed Prison. Recently, rights violations are on the rise as a reflection of the AKP-MHP fascist dictatorship’s policies of war. For the last two months, prisoners are subjected to derogatory and inhumane search practices on their way to the court and hospitals. Those who don’t comply are taken to court by force, while sick prisoners can’t visit the hospital. On September 9, 2017, to go to the hospital, I went to the prisoner receiving unit and passed through the guards’ search and the X-Ray machine but was prevented from visiting the hospital because I didn’t accept the derogatory and inhumane practices imposed by the military personnel. I have been in prison for 3 years. For the last 9 months, I am in need of hemodialysis treatment. I have a medical board report that states the full body loss of function is at 90%, and that I am under life threatening danger if I don’t receive dialysis 3 days a week. But I am not allowed to go to the hospital.”

Aşa had been arrested on July 11, 2014 for “terrorist propaganda” because he attended the rallies of the Democratic Regions Party (Demokratik Bölgeler Partisi - DBP) and has received a total of 13 years and 5 months in prison for 6 separate cases.