Üneys Özcan Öztürk, a 63-year old Turkish man, has reportedly been put in solitary confinement in Denizli T Type Prison after “contacting” with prisoners who suffer from COVID-19 symptoms.

According to Bold news portal, Öztürk is blind in one eye and suffers from a set of diseases, including cataract, vertigo, rheumatism and hernia.

The purge victim man has been held in prison since July 2020 over alleged links to Turkey’s Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. Öztürk was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison for being a member.