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Behic Asci undergoes the 170th day of his deathfast against isolation and torture in f-type prisons in Turkey

FLASHNEWS on the campaign against isolation in Turkey
and the situation of the death fasters:
LAWYER BEHIC ASCI
GÜRCAN GÖRÜROGLU
SEVGI SAYMAZ
URGENT APPEAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATIONS TO
TURKEY/Istanbul from September 27th to October 1st

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Attention!
From 27.09. to 01.10.2006, a delegation will visit Behic Asci in Istanbul/Turkey. For reservation please call +43 676 942 52 90 or write to isolation@post.com
In Turkey Lawyer Behic Asci undergoes the 170th day of his deathfast against isolation and torture in f-type prisons in Turkey.
As a lawyer, who has used all legal steps he has started with the deathfast after he used all legal steps and came to the conclusion that it is impossible in Turkey to grant the rights of the political prisoners.
Therefore he increased the level and risks his life by a deathfast.
While risking his life demanding the end of isolation, he especially calls
upon his colleagues as well as other profession groups, to show more
sensibility to the problem. It shouldn't eighter be forgotten, that also the
political prisoner Sevgi Saymaz and the mother of two daughters Gürcan
Görüroglu have started death fast only a month later, at the beginning of
May 2006.
In the course of a four days lasting, large-scaled military operation in 20
prisons of Turkey, from 19th-22nd December 2000, 28 prisoners were
killed and hundreds of them transferred to the high security prisons
called F types.
Already before the construction of the F type prisons there has been
massive resistance and a large opposition against these prisons, which
have facilitated the human rights violations numerously documented
under exclusion of the public.
The death fast protest has been started as a means of the prisoners
against the inhuman isolation practises in the F type prisons in October
2000.
In succession also relatives of prisoners have joined this resistance in
solidarity.
So far, 122 people have lost their lives during this protest in and outside
the prisons. Around 600 persons have to live with irreparable diseases,
resulting from forced interventions during hungerstrikes or from physical
attacks.
This bulletin gives periodical information on the recent developments
concerning the death fast and the different campaigns and activities of
the lawyers in Turkey.

Flashnews Behic Asci
22.09.2006/Day 171
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Attention!
>From 27.09. to 01.10.2006, a delegation will visit Behic Asci in Istanbul/Turkey. For reservation please call +43 676 942 52 90 or write to

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Declaration of lawyer Behic Asci on his 168th day of deathfast
What is democratization about? Which democratization?
The orders of the EU are immediatly transformed into laws by the goverment. They call this democratisment. A few days ago, Sevgi Saymaz, the prisoner in the deathfast, has been taken to hospital for forcefeeding. She was taken to hospital by force to eliminate the right of resistance. To achieve this, Sevgi Saymaz will be seriously injured and assasinated as we have learned from the past. Is this democratization?
On September 7th and 8th singing prisoners were attacked by officials in Tekirdag F-type prison. What happend on September 7th and 8th? Officials broke into dozens of cells; then they tortured the prisoners pretending they had sung. Ill prisoners were tortured with new torture methods including kicks against their surgery wounds!
Later they're going to punish those who resisted against these attacks.
This is what really happens in this democratizing country! It is our task to stop the isolation politics of the colaborating goverment, who pretends to solve the problems in the prisons to meet the IMF requirements and committed the massacre of December 19th, 2000.
Knowing this, prisoners of F-type isolation prisons have continued resisting against imperialism and isolation for 6 years. Isolation is an attack against social opposition. Their message is: 'You are against me? I'll put you inside F-type prisons where you can braise'. We have to strengthen the opposition by protesting isolation.
I'm on my 168th day of deathfast. I'm on this way because where I'm there is no justice and I want to fight for the right of resistance. I'm on this way for 168 days to defend human dignity. I'm on this way for 168 days to break the silence of those who have died. We walk this way for humanity.
After 170 days of deathfast Behic Asci has a weak eyesight, muscles (specially legs), edema on his skin, digestive problems, problems with equilibration, extreme tiredness.

Bloodpressure: 90:65, Pulse:64, Temp. 36.4, Weight 60kg

To support this march Dilek Coban (1 day) Emin Aslan (3 days) and Bahar Kurt (6 days), who are part of the 14th group of support, started a hungerstrike. On September 19th the 14th hungerstrike group was taken over from the next group. Its the task of humanity to fight isolation. Lets fight it.

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Declaration of the president of the lawyers' chamber of Ankara against isolation
President of the lawyers' chamber in Ankara, Ahsen Cosar, spoke in a statement about 'F-Type-Prisons, which have been a reality in Turkey for 7 years'. He also mentioned 'severe violations of human rights' in this context.
"Prisoners suffer from reduction and elimination of the right to go out of the cell (prison yard), the possibility to meet a lawyer or relatives, the possibility to read, the possibility to meet other prisoners, the right of new clothes the right of medical treatment, etc. ... The prisoners suffer from physical and phsycological damage linked to cultural and identity damage. They have to undergo torture and inhuman treatment. Lawyers are called to fight isolation and to support Behic Asci. Politicians and officials should develop a sensibility to see the true face of isolation: Its illegacy. Stop isolation

Solidarity & Protest:

Lawyer Behiç Asçi
Abide-i-Hurriyet Cadde
Pay Apt. No. 133 Kat 4, Daire 6
Sisli/Istanbul
Turkey
Tel: 0090 212 343 4633
e-mail: avukatbehic@mynet.com
Lawyer
5th April 2006 - ...

Gürcan Görüroglu
Sakirpasa Mah, 37 Sok. No. 7
Seyhan/Adana
Turkey
Tel: 0090 536 6854526
E-mail gulcangoruroglu@mynet.com
or gulcangoruroglu@yahoo.com
Mother of two daughters
5th May 2006 - ...

Sevgi Saymaz
Age: 39
Started the Death Fast on May 1, 2006.
E Tipi Kapali Hapishane (Closed Prison)
Usak / TURKEY
1st May 2006 - ...

General Department of the prisons and penal institutions
E-mail: cte@adalet.gov.tr

Director general of the prisons, Mr. Suat Ali Ertosun
Fax: 0090 312 414 6301
E-mail: ertosun@adalet.gov.tr
Turkish Minister of Justice, Mr. Cemil Cicek
Tel: 0090 312 419 4669
Fax 0090 312 417 3954
E-mail: cemil.cicek@adalet.gov.tr

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