the Human Rights Association (IHD) Ankara Branch, Nuray Çevirmen, said that there are 457 sick prisoners in the country’s jails. The Sick Prisoners Initiative drew attention to the situation of sick prisoners Mikail Aslan and Engin Sayak, in Bolu F-Type Closed Prison, in the 276th week of their action.
Çevirmen stated that Engin Erol was in Erzurum H Type Closed Prison and lost his life in the hospital where he was treated 9 days after he was released on 10 December. Çevirmen said prisoners are brought to the limit of death.
Sick prisoner Mikail Aslan, who is held in Bolu F-Type Closed Prison, had surgery, but regular checks are not done. “Consequently, – saod Çevirmen – he is subjected to infections.”
Adnan Sayak, who is also in Bolu prison, had complained of intense pain in both knees. Çevirmen said that Sayak had surgery on his right shoulder and has several other problems, which are not treated nor investigated properly.
Çevirmen requested that sick prisoners Aslan and Sayak be urgently examined and treated and the obstacles to hospital referrals removed.