The head of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation, Joshkun Ostarje, revealed that at least three detainees had died in quarantine rooms in the Turkish regime's prisons, as a result of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in them.
The Turkish Zaman newspaper quoted Ostarje, who assesses human rights violations in prisons and the dangers faced by sick prisoners due to the epidemic, as saying that at least 3 detainees died in quarantine as a result of the delay in their referral to a clinic or prison hospital, amid assurances and complaints received by the Foundation that referrals to hospitals are not Even in emergency situations, sick prisoners are not given regular medication.
Ostarje pointed out that the prisons are overcrowded with detainees, as it has become impossible to find an actual safe distance in the wards, and they do not receive sufficient disinfectants, cleaning materials and masks, in addition to complaints that prison guards and other on-duty personnel do not adhere to the rules of spacing and do not wear gloves. And masks while inspecting the prison wing.
Ostarje stressed that it is insisted that detainees with serious diseases be kept in prisons, despite reports stating that it is not permissible to continue their detention and are not released except when their health condition reaches very late stages and they die quickly, adding that the scenes of the death of the Turkish detainee Mustafa Qapacchi in the quarantine cell in Jumushaneh prison The plastic chair is still stuck in the minds and evidence of the deteriorating condition suffered by the detainees in their prisons.
It is noteworthy that, despite the passage of a general amnesty law last April due to the outbreak of the Corona epidemic, only criminal detainees benefited from it, while Al-Rai detainees and political prisoners who opposed the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan were not released.