A report released by the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has uncovered the living tragedy suffered by Sise Bingol, an 85-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested by the Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Facing serious health complications, on November 2nd Bingol was admitted to the Mersin University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, where a report was issued stating her health made her unfit for prison. Despite being released after her treatment was completed, her condition did not improve.
According to the SCF report, she was sent back to the Tarsus Type T Closed Women’s Prison, and her daughter Hasbike Kanmaz’s request to accompany her was rejected by the prosecutor’s office.
Bingol, who is serving a four year and two-month sentence, was returned to prison after her eight-day hospitalisation, and reportedly told her daughter during a weekly visit: “Get me out of here and take me to my village before I die.”
Photo credit: Stockholm Centre for Freedom