Political prisoner denied treatment passes away in Turkey

Political prisoner Hüseyin Polat spent 24 years in Turkish prisons. On January 25, he suffered from gastric bleeding.

He was taken to hospital but because there was allegedly no room there, he was returned to the F-Type prison Tekirdağ in western Turkey where he was jailed.

From there he informed his relatives by phone that he had only received one injection in the hospital before he was transferred back to prison. He reported swelling on his body and the feeling that he was going to die. A short time later he lost his life.

Hüseyin Polat will be buried in Kestel district of the Bursa province.