Tacettin Toprak, a 36-year-old purge victim cancer patient,has died, the pro-Kurdish HDP Deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu tweeted.

He will be laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown of Manisa.

Gergerlioğlu two weeks ago tweeted that Toprak who had been held in Manisa prison for over three years, was too ill to treat by the time he was released from prison on August 3.

“Here is the latest update regarding the Tacettin Toprak who suffers from urinary bladder cancer. He was denied release for three times. Finally release, but living his last days,” Gergerlioğlu tweeted on August 8.

Mr. Toprak was diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer that arises from the tissues of the urinary bladder, three different Turkish courts had ruled for the continuation of his imprisonment.