The Prisoners’ Rights Handbook, a guide for inmates to protect their rights in jail which was published by the contributions of the European Union and Turkey’s Institution of Human Rights and Equality (TİHEK) has not been allowed in Denizli T Type prison.

The Civil Society in the Penal System (CISST) chairman Mustafa Eren told media they submitted the handbook to the prisoners in the Denizli prison but the book was denied entrance by the education department at the prison on Aug 15.

“It is a direct violation in prisoners’ right to block such publications. Such incidents have recently increased in number,” Eren said.

Underlining that TİHEK was set up by Turkish parliament, Eren added the decision by Denizli prison was arbitrary.