Tekirdağ City Hospital Health Board says hunger striker Gökhan Yıldırım should return in prison
Tekirdağ City Hospital Health Board said that prisoner Gökhan Yıldırım, who has been on death fast for 237 days demanding a "fair trial" should be taken to prison.
The People's Law Office made a statement in front of Tekirdağ Hospital regarding the latest situation of Gökhan Yıldırım, who has been on death fast for 237 days in Tekirdağ Prison No. 1, demanding a fair trial. As a result of the application made to the Forensic Medicine Institute (ATK), the decision to postpone the execution for 3 months was issued for Yıldırım, who was admitted to the Tekirdağ City Hospital. Yıldırım was taken to Tekirdağ City Hospital following a report saying that "he cannot stay in prison". Tekirdağ City Hospital Health Board issued a new report on Thursday and said he could be taken to prison.
Seda Şaraldı, one of the lawyers of the People's Law Office, said that Yıldırım has been on death fast for 237 days and objected to the decision to send him back to prison. Şaraldı said: “The same delegation, who previously suggested delaying our client's sentence and said that he could not stay in prison, convened again and said that Gökhan should be taken to R Type Prison this time. This is not a scientific opinion, but a clear confession of fear," he said.
'A decision to send Gökhan to death'
Noting that the R-Type Prisons in Turkey have turned into torture places for ill prisoners, Şaraldı said: “This decision is an excuse to not release Gökhan. Sending Gökhan to prison means sending him to death. Gökhan should be released as soon as possible."