BDP to launch complaint over Ayhan MP fabricated news
02 August 2012
False news aimed to cover up the unlawful and inhuman treatment imposed in prisons, say BDP
The consulting office of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Urfa MP İbrahim Ayhan announced in a written statement that it will file a criminal complaint against some online local news agencies for making fabricated news about Ayhan MP.
Referring to fabricated news published by a news agency in Urfa, the statement said that this baseless news aimed to cover up the unlawful and inhuman treatment imposed in prisons and to justify those responsible for the death of 13 prisoners in Urfa Prison on 17 June.
The statement ended calling for the consideration of the statements by Ayhan’s consulting office.
In a letter to all media organizations, last July, Ayhan MP called attention to his situation and said that he had been subjected to numerous inhuman and unlawful practices in Urfa Prison where he is being held because of his political work.
Ayhan MP pointed out in his letter that neither the prison authorities nor the Minister of Justice has paid attention to his demands for the improvement of poor prison conditions that he and many others were subjected to. Ayhan also reminded that responsible authorities have failed to launch a comprehensive investigation into the killing of 13 political prisoners in Urfa Prison who burnt to death in a riot on 16 June.
BDP deputy pointed out that he had been instantly transferred to Adana F Type High Security Prison on 19 July despite the critical health problems he had been suffering that night. “It is not acceptable that I and other 10 prisoners were transferred to Adana Prison suffering a big repression and without any legal basis for the transfer. The practices imposed on Kurdish prisoners trample on human rights and freedoms and the provisions of law. Prison authorities treat us with hate and hostility because of the fact that they aim to break our democratic stance and reduce us to silence”, underlined Ayhan.
ANF / URFA
ANF NEWS AGENCY