19 Years in Solo “Abdullah Ocalam” Human Rights

On Monday 15 February 1999 “Abdullah Ocalan” was arrested in Nairobi.19 years after the arrest of the leader of Kurd. The rights of this leader, like a Turkish prisoner and prominent Kurd politician, have been violently violated by the Turkish government. Kurdistan Human Rights Population

Ocalan has been detained in solitary confinement in the Emrali jail for about 19 years and has been opposed by Turkish authorities for nearly 7 years (since July 2011) at the request of his lawyers to go to the imprisonment and visit their clients (710 times). Nearly a year and a half since the last visit of Abdullah Ocalan to family members, the Turkish government has even prevented their visits to their families.

Paragraph 5 of the Resolution on the Treatment of Prisoners, according to United Nations International Law, adopted on December 14, 1990, states: “All prisoners, regardless of the restrictions specifically required by the nature of the prison, respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Have. Also, the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its other legal instruments, in the event of the accession of a prisoner to these documents, For the prisoner; but Turkey has never recognized any human rights of this prisoner.

In a news conference in early 2017, the head of the European Court of Human Rights, Godot Ramond, responded to questions from journalists asking about Ocalan’s situation: “The imposed situation imposed by Mr. Ocalan violates Article 34 of the human rights treaty Europe. ”

In mid-2017, Razan Sarijh, a lawyer from Abdullah Ocalan, said during a conversation that “the Turkish government is imposing a gradual death on its client through an imprisonment in an imminent prison.” He condemned the responsible global organizations for silence over violations of international law in Turkey. ”

According to the defense lawyer, “the European Court of Human Rights, which had already objected to the Ocalan trial, retreated from its position and did not hold Turkey accountable for failing to repeat the trial under fair conditions.”

The Government of Turkey, when it amended the domestic law in June 2005, by adding a series of sentences called “Ocalan-specific laws”, lawfully issued a condemnation sentence that violates Article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. With prisoners. Paragraph 2 of this article states: “In order to put an end to the establishment of grounds for torture, competent authorities and authorities should be considered in order to examine the existence of a state in which there are obvious and persistent instances of torture and persistent human rights violations. They will. ”

The Kurdish leader is kept without any right to call and to visit in a small, airy room, suffering from breathing difficulties, and the Turkish government is progressing towards a gradual death process for Ocalan.

Human rights instruments also include rights to human beings, including the right to life, liberty, health and treatment, which are universal rights, and imprisonment does not change the observance of these rights. Article 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that “all people deprived of their rights should be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the individual”.

According to the medical ethics adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on prisoners, “prisoners should be examined and treated”. For the protection of the material rights of prisoners, there must be a meeting, correspondence, and telephone contact with the family. But the Turkish government has denied these rights.
During the past 19 years, Abdullah Ocalan has been detained by the Turkish government and prevented from visiting and prosecuting them, and his human rights have been violated continuously.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Association, condemning the human rights violations of the Turkish government by the Kurdish leader and political prisoner, from the international community and human rights organizations throughout the world as well as from individuals and human rights defenders, especially the Kurdish people The necessary steps are taken to enforce the rights of this Kurdish leader political prisoner.

Kurdistan Human Right Association