The twin sister of 23-year-old Seda Kaya who was arrested over terror charges in July 2, last year, says she has been feeling the pain Kaya suffers as part of torture in prison.
“My love is in there. People would say that twins feel each other’s pain but I wouldn’t believe. Now I also feel pain in my muscles when my sister gets tortured,” Eda Kaya told Turkish media.
Eda protests the imprisonment of her sister, behind bars for her alleged membership to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in front of the Istanbul’s Cevahir shopping mall.
“None of my protests lasted more than 2 hours. I was detained at every turn,” Eda said.
“They [her sister and other inmates] are hogtied before searches in their holding cells. Even though it is illegal, 15 male prison guards raid their cells. They are wearing gloves-like equipment that has needles on it. They are pricking this to the bodies of my sister and the others,” she maintained.
Many distinguished human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch documented incidents of torture and rape in official and unofficial detention centers after Turkey suspended its commitments stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt.