Serpil Can, a 33-year-old Turkish housewife who has tested positive for COVID-19, was sent to prison on Thursday in a specially designed jumpsuit, the Kronos news portal reported.
Can is accused of having membership in the Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.
She has been placed in a solitary confinement in the Bursa state prison.
The rapidly spreading disease has presented greater concerns in Turkey’s prisons, which were already notorious for human rights abuses, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions before the pandemic. The death of those political prisoners revealed once more how the Turkish government puts their health in immediate danger.
BU DA OLDU
13 Ekim'de Bursa'daki evinde gözaltına alınan 2 çocuk annesi, ev hanımı Serpil Can, KORONAVİRÜS TESTİ POZİTİF çıkmasına rağmen mahkemeye ÖZEL TULUM giydirilerek getirildi ve TUTUKLANDI.
Virüs değil adaletsizlik öldürüyor. @adalet_bakanlik
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) October 16, 2021