Women prisoners in Tarsus on indefinite hunger strike
Prisoners in the Tarsus Type T Women’s Prison have gone on an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike.
Prisoners in the Tarsus Type T Women’s Prison have launched an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike when conditions did not improve after their 5 day warning hunger strike demanding improvement. 12 arrestee women have launched an indefinite-irreversible hunger strike today.
Adana Bar Association Prison Watch Commission Chairperson Att. Tugay Bek met with the prisoners and relayed their demands as: “Recognition of legal rights, implementation of prison bylaws, prosecution and punishment of prison officers who torture and batter prisoners on entry, processing of the petitions and letters sent by prisoners, ending strip searches when entering the prison, meeting the prisoners’ needs for the infirmary and the hospital, foregoing the implementation of the uniform practice.”
“VIOLATIONS SHOULD END AT ONCE”
Att. Bek stated that the situation in the prison is worrisome and the rights violations should end at once and added: “Prisoners are demanding that their legal rights be put into practice. They want an end to derogatory practices, they want to be listened to, and they want their safety and right to health are ensured.”