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.

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.