Prisoners in Osmaniye stop hunger strike

Fifteen prisoners on hunger strike in Osmaniye T Type Closed Prison have as of 11 April ended their fast on the 50th day following the prison administration’s promise to answer their demands.

Strikers in Osmaniye Prison have been on a fast since 21 February to protest against unlawful and humiliating implementations practiced in the prison.

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Osmaniye, Hatay and Adana Provincial Organizations, TUHAYDER executives, relatives of prisoners on Thursday morning gathered in front of the prison where BDP co-chair Gültan Kışanak and lawyer Vedat Özkan met with the prison authorities and strikers.

Following the talks with strikers, lawyer Özkan notified that the strike had ended following a meeting between the prison administration and strikers on 11 April which ended up with the administration’s agreement to satisfy the demands of strikers. Remarking that the public pressure has forced the prison administration to step back and to agree to satisfy the demands, Özkan added that the administration will be taking necessary steps to not to allow the same things happen again.

BDP co-chair Gültan Kışanak’s talks with prison authorities and strikers continue.




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