The indefinite rotating hunger strikes launched by political prisoners in Turkey to protest against the prison isolation conditions of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and violations that are taking place in prisons, has reached its thirteenth day.
Even as the hunger strikes continue, more violations of human rights of prisoners in Turkey come to light. The latest decision of a court regarding the treatment of political prisoners in İmrali İsland highlights these concerns. After imposing a ban on the political prisoners in İmrali İsland meeting with their attorneys, a ban is now in place stopping them from meeting with their families.
Asrın Law Bureau Lawyer Rezan Sarıca spoke to Mesopotamia News Agency about the court’s decision. Sarıca said: “We, as lawyers, are never informed till the time period is over to apply for an objection and use our rights to appeal against these types of decisions that are taken by the courts or prison administrations. They do this on purpose”.