Young prisoner on hunger strike in Turkey

by editor | 19th June 2010 11:30 am

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According to DIHA news agency 15 year old R.E., who had been arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act (TMK), is on hunger strike. He is protesting being kept in the ordinary prisoners wing instead of political prisoners in Bakirkoy Women and Children Prison. The child prisoner allegedly saying is going to began a death feast if he is not transferred to the political prisoners’ wing in the prison.
He had been arrested for taking a part in a demonstration four months ago. His lawyer Mehmet Sani K?z?lkaya stated that, R.E. is on hunger strike for three days and he is determined to turn the hunger strike into death feast.

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