Family of Pozantı victim call for release of their child
22 April 2012Child who exposed abuses in Pozantı prison still suffer harassment from ordinary prisoners
T.T. was jailed after he exposing what he had gone through while in Pozantı and Kürkçüler prisons. Now the boy has been attacked by an ordinary prisoner in the Adana Ekrem Tok Mental Health Hospital where he has been getting treatment. Concerned about their child’s life and safety, T.T.’s family calls on the public to help them asking for his immediate release.
T.T. was jailed on March 7 accused of having taken part to an illegal demonstration after he told DİHA News Agency about the abuses he suffered in Pozantı and Kürkçüler prisons. DİHA journalist Özlem Ağuş who interviewed T.T. was also been arrested on the allegations of being member of an illegal organization and making propaganda of an illegal organization.
It has been learned that T.T. who has attempted suicide twice was attacked by an ordinary prisoner in the mental health hospital on March 19 and 20, causing fractures on his head. T.T. had refused treatment once before and wanted to go back to the prison for a gendarmerie soldier told ordinary prisoners to beat T.T. who is a ‘terrorist.’ However, T.T. was hospitalized again with the efforts of his lawyers and human rights advocates.
T.T.’s parents Beşir and Azize Tekin are very concerned about T.T.’s health and safety and demand his immediate release. His lawyer Tugay Bek points out that the violent attack is proof that T.T. cannot get treatment under these conditions and emphasizes that he needs to be immediately released in order to get treatment.
ANF / ADANA
ANF NEWS AGENCY