HDP Prison Committee stated that 76 prisoners in six prisons are on hunger strike indefinitely and without taking turns.
HDP Prison Committee
released a statement concerning the hunger strike which was started
by prisoners who are jailed or convicted due to PKK and PJAK cases in
İzmir Şakran Prison and spread to many other prisons.
According to the report, 76 prisoners in six prisons are on hunger strike indefinitely and without taking turns. 17 of those prisoners are women. And since March 15, prisoners have been going on a hunger strike for certain periods and taking turns.
Here is the information provided in the report:
In Şakran, 5 women prisoners are on the 40th day of hunger strike. 7 prisoners are on the 12th, 8 prisoners are on the 33rd and 13 prisoners are on the 47th day of hunger strike.
In Sincan Women's Prison, 7 prisoners are on the 39th day.
In Tekirdap Prison, 10 prisoners are on the 26th day.
In Tarsus Women's Prison, 5 prisoners are on the 20th day.
In Bolu F-Type Prison, 10 prisoners are on the 6th day.
In Hatay T-Type Prison, 11 prisoners are on the 3rd day.
In Van Prison, there are 3 groups on hunger strike. However, 10 people were transferred to Tekirdağ and 15 people were transferred to Bandırma. The group of 10 continues the hunger strike in Tekirdağ.
3 jailed MPs on hunger strike
March 31, HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş and Hakkari MP Abdullah
Zeydan went on a hunger strike in Edirne Prison. They ended the
hunger strike on April 1 on the ground that “the administration
promised to take the adequate steps for solving the problems.”
The report states that 3 other MPs went on a hunger strike: “Since no steps have been taken concerning the prisoners who are on a hunger strike for 45 days”, HDP Kars MP Ayhan Bilgen, Adana MP Meral Danış Beştaş and Hakkari MP Nihat Akdoğan went on a hunger strike on April 1.