İ.H is a young Kurdish man from Afrin who had to leave Istanbul where he came for work in 2013. What he has been through shows how ghastly the situation is inside the Turkish controlled prisons in Afrin.
He was first forced to leave Turkey and brought to Afrin and then he was abducted by a gang named Sultan Murad in Afrin there. Later he found himself behind bars on the grounds that he had made contact with the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. (AANES)
Stating that he was interrogated in the Afrin prison by the prison warden named Abu Leys and a gang member named Ebu Xalid, İ.H. says that he was subjected to torture and humiliation during the interrogation.
Then he was taken by another gang named Firqet El-Hemzat 27 days later.
He explained to ANHA the torture he was subjected to in the prison where he spent 2 and a half years as follows:
“They were connecting our bodies to electricity circuits and ripping out our nails. They were putting needles into our fingers. We were starving and they chucked rotten bread and a few olives at us.” I. E. continues: “All the interrogations were taking place under the control of MIT (National Intelligence Organisation). They hung me upside down for what seemed like a month. They hit me with sticks. They wouldn’t let us take a bath. Most of the prisoners died due to infectious diseases. The administrators of the prison were using drugs.”
Stating that he witnessed the death of so many people of Afrin, İ.H. says, “They were continuously insulting the Kurds. They wanted people to die slowly with the torture they inflicted. Some prisoners could not endure the torture and committed suicide.”