title of Statement 284 was "The 100th death in
the F-Type prisons".
those who remain blind, deaf and dumb, we provide
news about the 101st death in this statement, Statement
in the same days the prisoners have stated that a
9th Death Fast Team has started the Death Fast
And despite all this the AKP (recently elected Islamist
party in Turkey) government does not think it necessary
to put this matter on its list of urgent priorities.
But they came to office claiming that they would "end
torture" and "completely implement rights
and freedoms" if they entered government.
fourth death has taken place in the F-Type prisons
under the AKP government.
Yucel Batu carried out the Death Fast in the F-Type
prison at Izmir Kiriklar, was transferred to Izmir
Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital where he had
been previously, and has become the 101st martyr of
is the AKP waiting for?
they really like to do everything possible but are
prevented by the MGK (National Security Council)?
does the AKP agree with the massacres in the F-Type
Prisons just like the 57th government did?
AKP cannot avoid answering this question.
an end to demagogy!
made this appeal many times when Hikmet Sami Turk
(the previous Justice Minister) was in power and committing
never tired of publishing the facts.
Turk has gone down in political history as a minister
associated with lies and massacres. But even he could
no longer repeat his demagogic statements. And with
time, even those who supported him at the start over
the F-Type prisons no longer had any doubt that he
was a liar.
the new Justice Minister Cemil Cicek put a stop to
prison isolation and massacres or become a copy of
Hikmet Sami Turk?
will receive an answer to this question in the following
if you are really about continuing the practices of
the 57th government, the most hated in Turkey's history,
why did you come to power at all?
should have any doubt that those who continue misery
and oppression will garner the same legacy of hatred
resistance in the F-Type prisoners does not require
any "decision by the organisation"!
Yucel Batu is proof of how tyrannical the F-Type prisons
really are, and is proof that there is no alternative
Feridun Yucel Batu was resisting he was no longer
a prisoner belonging to our organisation.
it is an unmistakable fact that even someone who does
not belong to an organisation feels compelled to resist
the F-Type prisons even to the point of death.
Yucel Batu was born in Mus (in the east of the country)
in 1969. He actually came from Antalya-Finikeli (in
1990, when he studied at the teachers' training college
of Uludag University, he took part in the November
6 boycott of YOK because its demand seemed right and
just to him (YOK is the Higher Education Council set
up after the 1980 coup by the state to supervise schools
and universities in Turkey. The November 6 boycott
is a traditional protest against it). This was his
first step towards the revolutionary resistance. He
got to know people from Dev-Genc (Revolutionary Youth).
Then he took an extensive part in the democratic-academic
resistance by youth. In 1991 he was the representative
in his faculty. Later he took part in a TODEF meeting
(TODEF is a students' organisation) representing UL-DER.
As a result of his just and legitimate struggle he
was expelled from the faculty in 1994. He continued
to resist in other sphere.
was arrested in September 1994. He was put in Bursa
High-Security Prison, then in Bayrampasa Prison and
finally in Umraniye. During the December 19 massacre
he was a prisoner in Umraniye. He resisted along with
the other prisoners. Then he was put in Kandira F-Type
Prison. He was released in 2001 but imprisoned again
a short time later and put in Kiriklar F-Type Prison.
December 2001 contact between Feridun Yucel Batu and
our organisation was broken off. But nonetheless he
started the Death Fast against isolation in Kiriklar
F-Type Prison and was martyred.
the unpleasantness which led to contact with him being
broken off, Feridun Yucel Batu preferred to resist
tyranny with his head held high, to waste away body
cell by body cell and to become a martyr of the Death
Fast rather than live in solitary confinement.
an end to demagogy!
distorting the facts. You cannot convince people anyway
and nobody believes you.
F-Types are centres of barbarism and nobody can live
are a Nazi fascist policy and all who term themselves
human beings should protest against them.
an end to these policies, there is no alternative
to ending them.
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