Adem Erdoğdu, a chronic cardiac patient who has been held in prison for over two years on terror, coup charges, is denied release despite having suffered a cardiac problem.
According to a Twitter account, Erdoğdu’s heart works at 20 percent capacity only and his has been denied access to medication “for a long time.”
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
Heyet raporlu kalp hastası
Uzun süre kalp ilaçları verilmedi daha sonrasında verildi
Kan tahlili yapıldı ancak sonucu açıklanmıyor
İlaçsız kalbi %20 çalışıyor. Düzenli doktora gitmesi gerekiyor
— Tutuklu Hastalar (@TutukluHastalar) October 10, 2019
Many people died in Turkish prison over the past three years. For instance, a Turkish teacher who was jailed after a failed coup attempt in 2016 over his links to Turkey’s Gulen group, died of heart attack in a Çorum prison in April 2019.
According to Mehmet Ali Aslan, a former pro-Kurdish deputy, Özcengiz had been held in solitary confinement for months: “Muzaffer Özcengiz, a former teacher who suffered from hypertension and diabetes, died of heart attack in solitary confinement in the Çorum prison. End the use of solitary confinement immediately!”
According to a report compiled by Turkey Purge editors, at least of 58 individuals, among which are police officers, prosecutors and teachers, have been found dead in Turkish prisons since a failed coup attempt on July 15,2016, causing serious concern about the fate of thousands of civilians who have been kept in jail in very poor conditions across the country.