Turkish prisons.

The Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR) is expressing once again its deepest concern over the continuing cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of political prisoners in Turkish prisons. The MFHR greatly regrets the fact that no improvement has been made during the last 6 months.

The draft law on the amendment of article 16 of the 1991 Law to Fight Terrorism has the potential to bring about a considerable positive development on this situation, but only under the condition of its strict implementation in practice, which is considered to be highly doubtful.

In any case, the white cells isolation system should immediately stop. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and every other international and European body for the protection of human rights should take all possible means and measures provided by international law to put an end to this intolerable and gross violation of the rights of human rights defenders in Turkey.

Athens, June 7th 2.

The President of MFHR
Prof. Alice Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos