F-Type prisons are now more calm...
There is one voice less raising an objection...
ISOLATION IS CONTINUING TO KILL!
is news of another death in the F-Type prison cells.
week the Justice Minister said Our prisons are extremely
quiet and calm. Now they must be even more tranquil
(!) A prisoner they tried to drive insane with solitary
confinement was unable to bear these conditions any
and set fire to himself!
Ogur, who was in a ONE-PERSON cell in Tekirdag F-Type
Prison, took an individual decision to set himself
on fire on February 16 after being subjected to prison
cells, isolation, disciplinary punishment and physical
attack, one after the other and because of the torture
of isolation and attacks to which he was exposed every
moment of every day; Orhan Ogur was taken to Haydarpasa
Numune Hospital and was martyred on February 27.
Orhan Ogur, that is the 105th human being they have
murdered since December 19, 2000.
Ogur was born on March 3, 1981 in Istanbul. On the
one hand he went to school, on the other, he worked
in restaurants, textile factories, moved cargoes,
and also worked in pastry shops and in markets. He
became better acquainted with the places where the
system's exploitation is at its worst. He started
to take up his place in the struggle when he was 16.
At the end of 1998 his relationship with our movement
took on an organised form. He sought to develop the
struggle and the organising of our people in the shantytown
districts such as Nurtepe, Guzeltepe and Armutlu.
was a revolutionary. For this reason, on November
6, 2001 he was jailed and put in the F-Type prisons.
In Tekirdag F-Type Prison cells he experienced attacks
every day on his honour and his personality. He resisted
alongside his comrades.
July 2002, on the pretext of carrying out a search,
the authorities entered the cell Orhan Ogur shared
with two other prisoners and all three prisoners were
tortured. As a result of this attack, Orhan Ogur's
body was bruised in many places, his fingernails were
broken and he was soaked in his own blood. But even
this was not enough for the torturers. Despite the
fact that Orhan and the other two prisoners made a
formal complaint about the torture to which they had
been subjected, they themselves were deemed to be
the guilty ones and the prison administration punished
them with six months discipline and a ban on correspondence
for 45 days! Because the plumbing was broken they
could not meet their needs for days and were neither
able to clean themselves nor wash their eating utensils,
so they did not eat at all. They could not use the
toilet because of the stench and filth.
Orhan Ogur was put in an isolation cell near the cells
occupied by the fascist mafioso Sedat Peker and other
mafiosi. A search of the mafia members' cells turned
up a computer and a telephone. But because a computer
and a phone had been found on the mafia prisoners,
the soldiers again searched and attacked Orhan and
prisoners like him.
this attack Orhan said, I can't take this any longer,
something has to be done, and he set himself on fire.
At the moment where he lost the power to resist tyranny
any longer, he turned his death into a protest against
tyranny, even if it was not the result of a decision
taken by us.
comrades in prison are continuing the Death Fast resistance
in the F-Type prison cells. Our comrades in the Zehra
Kulaksiz Death Fast Team (the 9th Team) have set out
on the road to death and are going forward, determined
not to give in to the isolation tyranny of the AKP
resistance will continue until isolation is lifted.
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