Abdülaziz Örpek, a 42-year-old inmate with advanced thyroid cancer, has regularly been denied release from prison, according to tweets posted by his wife, Ayşegül Karaturgut.

“My husband, Abdülaziz Örpek, is abandoned to die in Diyarbakır T type closed prison. Please help him,” Ayşenur tweeted.

In another tweet, she claimed that her husband fainted in the shower four days ago and he no longer felt his fingers.

According to the Bold news portal, Örpek was sentenced to 17,5 years in prison on December 2019 on charges of involvement in drug trafficking.