A medical report issued by the Van State Hospital has claimed that an 80-year-old Kurdish inmate is fit to remain in prison despite suffering from several aging-associated diseases, including hearing loss, hypertension, diabetes and hernia.
According to the Bold news portal, the woman named Makbule Özer was sentenced to 2 years in prison on May 10 over alleged links to a “terrorist” organization. She has been in a prison in Turkey’s Edremit district since.
The woman’s husband, Hadi Özer, has also been in prison over similar charges.
Following the court ruling, many human rights activists took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the Turkish government over the arrest of the couple on trumped-up charges.