Legal consultations for prisoners on hunger strike restricted

In the prisons in Van province, the right to solicitor consultations for hunger strikers has been restricted.Reports of arbitrary treatment and repression of hunger strikers in the prisons of Turkey and Northern Kurdistan are on the rise.

Now, the detention centers of Van High Security Prison and T-type Prison have decided to restrict the right to solicit consultations for the prisoners on hunger strike against the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan.

In accordance with the decision, the prisoners are allowed only once a week to receive their lawyers for one hour each. In addition, a prison guard is always set to be present at the consultations. The conversations between the prisoners and lawyers are also recorded.

In protest of the arbitrary restrictions, the first group of prisoners has already rejected to have their consultations with their lawyers in protest.

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