Under arrest as part of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown, the arms of Muzaffer Bayram, a former prosecutor in Kütahya province, were broken in prison where he is being held in solitary confinement, according to Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Barış Yarkadaş.
Bayram was first dismissed from his position and then arrested on Nov. 23, 2016. He also served as the general secretary of the top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), in the past.
“Rights abuses in prison have reached an unbearable level. I received two complaints today alone. One of them is from Keskin Prison in Ankara. Both arms of prosecutor Muzaffer Bayram were broken at the wrist. There is a medical report confirming this, too. However, Muzaffer Bayram is still being held alone in a cell. This is not acceptable. His wife complained to me as well. The only thing they want is a cellmate. Only in this way will he be able to meet his basic needs. Unfortunately, the family’s petitions have been ignored all along. The family is told that the prosecutor is being held in solitary confinement for his own safety,” Yarkadaş told media last week.