Tacettin Başer, a purge-victim farmer from Turkey’s Sakarya province, has reportedly been denied access to medical care for over six months in prison, despite deteriorating health conditions and excessive loss of weight.

The man was reportedly transferred to a state hospital on July 25 only after going into coma in his prison cell. He was diagnosed with cancer and has been placed in intensive care unit in Sungurlu district, according to journalist Sevinç Özarslan.

Başer was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison over alleged links to the Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.

He has been in prison since August 2021.