In the latest of allegations hinting at widespread maltreatment on prisoners in Turkey, a kidney patient woman was kicked in the groin by guards in Silivri prison, her mother told Birgün daily.

The prisoner A.B. was battered during a phone conversation with her mother and was dragged into her holding cell by prison guards on early Friday. The head guard reportedly kicked the woman in groin amid commotion.

Birgün said she was later brought to the infirmary where she was advised to be referred to a general hospital. A.B. is still being held in Silivri prison despite her continuous bleeding, according to the daily.

Her mother Ş.A. said: “Our talk was interrupted by three times. My daughter lives with the single kidney that I donated her. …The government rules out torture allegations but our children give us different information.”

A.B. is reported to have a kidney surgery last month and her lawyers are worried about her health.

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