Rahime Nebioğlu, the mother of Fırat and Emrah Nebioğlu, has expressed concerns over the continued imprisonment of her sons, citing serious health issues that have not been appropriately addressed.
During a recent interview with Medya News TV, Emin Şahin, the uncle of the two brothers, also voiced his protest over the situation and referenced medical reports that highlight the potential dire consequences for their well-being if they are not released from prison.
Fırat Nebioğlu, aged 24, has been battling kidney failure, and despite the identification of a suitable organ donor, he has not been transferred to a hospital for necessary treatment. Fırat was arrested in Batman in 2015 and subsequently received a sentence of 11 years and 7 months for alleged “membership in an illegal organisation.” During his time in custody, Fırat’s health has significantly deteriorated. He now requires regular dialysis due to his kidney failure and also experiences vision and hearing problems.
Emin Şahin revealed that the Batman Training and Research Hospital, where Fırat was taken for treatment, issued a report emphasising that continued imprisonment would pose a severe risk to his health. However, the Forensic Medicine Institution (ATK) issued a contradictory report on 14 March 2022, stating that Fırat could remain in prison. Fırat’s multiple pleas for a referral to a hospital for the transplant, despite the availability of a suitable donor candidate, have been ignored.
Emrah Nebioğlu, the elder brother aged 30, suffered a severe head injury resulting in paralysis during protests against ISIS attacks on Kobanê in 2014. Subsequently, he was charged with “membership in an illegal organisation” and sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison. Emrah is currently held at Antalya S Type Prison, and his case is still under review by the Court of Cassation. Şahin disclosed that Emrah has been assessed with a 94 percent disability rating by Batman Regional State Hospital, highlighting significant health problems, including muscle weakness, impaired vision, hearing loss, and high blood pressure.