An Eskişehir man who suffers from the neurodegenerative Huntington’s Disease, was sent to prison on Monday after an appeals court upheld a 22-month prison sentence for a tweet he posted in 2015.

According to a tweet posted by his wife Rukiye Güven, Bekir Güven was sent to prison on Monday although he has a 98 percent disability.

“My husband, Bekir Guven, has not seen our lawyer. We don’t know if he is able to eat. This cruelty is becuase of a social media post,” she tweeted.

Bekir Güven was charged with spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization and insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to Rukiye Güven, her husband had been active in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in 2015 before he started showing symptoms of Huntington’s.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive brain disorder caused by a defective gene. This disease causes changes in the central area of the brain, which affect movement, mood and thinking skills.

Güven’s wife, Rukiye, said on Twitter her husband was sent to a prison in Eskişehir province, adding that he was unable to take care of himself due to his illness and was wheelchair bound.

“I am worried the emotional and physical stress of being in prison will aggravate his condition,” she said.