Medeni Kiye, a Turkish citizen, has gone deaf after being battered by wardens at the Elazığ High Security Prison No. 2, the Birgun daily reported.

According to the daily, Kiye, who has been held in prison since 2006 on terror charges, was battered by on August 4 for “speaking loudly” with inmates staying in the room next door.

In 2008, Medeni Kiye was given a life sentence for his links to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).