Abdülrezzak Şuyur, a 56-year-old political prisoner, died of cancer in an İzmir prison on Wednesday, the ANF News reported.
According to the report, Şuyur had been incarcerated since 1993 over “membership in a terrorist organization.” He was serving a life sentence.
Şuyur was reportedly diagnosed with lung cancer some 3 months ago.
At least 41 prisoners have died of cancer related complications in prisons across Turkey between July 2016 and January 2021, the Bold news portal reported.
9 others still remain incarcerated over a variety of trumped-up terror charges, including alleged membership in the Gulen group and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Among these are: Ali Kaya – Rize Kalkandere Prison; Ahmet Karakuş – Manisa T Type State Prison; Abdülaziz Örpek and Ali Osman Ünal – Kırşehir Prison; Ahmet Polat – Kandıra Prison; Rıdvan Yıldız – Silivri Prison; Yasin Akaslan — Sincan Prison; E.K. – Antalya L Type State prison.