Mazlum Ergün, the nephew of 24-year-old Kurdish refugee İbrahim Ergün, who was found dead in a refugee camp in Greece where he was detained shared that Greece authorities did not send the autopsy report of İbrahim Ergün to his family in an interview with Mesopotamia Agency.
Twenty-four-year-old Kurdish refugee İbrahim Ergün, who had been kept in detention for 17 months at the Corinth Refugee Detention Centre, 80 kilometres outside Athens, was found dead in a container toilet on 27 March.
Upon the decision to extend the duration of his detention, Ergün allegedly committed suicide and his body was taken to Athens for an autopsy.
Following the autopsy results, İbrahim Ergün’s body was sent to his hometown in the Bulanik district of Muş in Turkey on 6 April.
Ergün’s nephew, Mazlum Ergün, who lives in France, claimed that İbrahim had been beaten up in the camp before he died and that the Greek authorities did not share the autopsy report with them.
Mazlum Ergün stated that İbrahim Ergün had applied for asylum in other European countries twelve times, but none of these applications had been accepted.
‘Living conditions of the camp were worse than a prison’
“There are more than 2 thousand refugees in the camp with a capacity to hold just 400 people. 50 people stay in rooms that a maximum number of 10 people should reside,” said Mazlum Ergün commenting on the conditions where his nephew İbrahim had to live for 17 months before he died.
“The food the refugees were given is not suitable for any human being to eat and there is no hot water.” These are the words of İbrahim Ergün, quoted by his nephew Mazlum Ergün.
“The treatment that the refugees are subjected to in Greece is inhumane. My uncle İbrahim told me that the living conditions of the camp were worse than a prison,” Mazlum said.
Ergün also shared the information that İbrahim Ergün was beaten up by the members of organised groups inside the camp.
Family cannot reach the autopsy report
Mazlum Ergün went to Greece after the death of his uncle İbrahim and wanted to meet with the officials through his lawyers.
His efforts to obtain health information about the suspicious death of his uncle has remained inconclusive after all his efforts.
“Neither his autopsy report, nor his phone call records were given to us,” Mazlum said.
“We don’t believe in the allegations of suicide,” he continued. “We cannot obtain any clear information. We do not know how this happened. We have learnt that my uncle had been injured, but how was he injured? Since the autopsy report was not shared with us, we don’t know how that happened.”