Prisoners with underlying health issues at risk in Turkey

4 Feb 2022
Prisoners with underlying health issues at risk in Turkey
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Turgay Deniz, 39,  a prisoner in Turkey, passed away on 1 February. Deniz, was a tuberculosis patient with a tube inserted into his left lung for nearly 12 years.

According to Meltem Akyol’s report from Evrensel daily, Deniz was imprisoned pending trial since February 2021. 

Turgay Deniz was one of many in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons with underlying health conditions. Evrensel report says that there are at least 1600 prisoners with health issues in Turkey, 600 of whom are seriously ill. 8 prisoners died in the last 3 months and  the number of sick prisoners who lost their lives in 2021 is at least 59.

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