DHKC 333: The 112th death in the ‘Abu Ghraibs’ of Turkey!


Date: 23 May 2004 | Statement: 333

The 112th death in the ‘Abu Ghraibs’ of Turkey!

Ali Sahin was killed in the F type prison of Edirne

Isolation and torture continue to kill in the F-types!

In our last statement (No. 332), we announced the 111th death.

Since then only 20 days passed and now we announce the 112th death.

The F-type prisons continue to kill. The torturing and murderous AKP government, continues its isolation tyranny in the F-types, taking in account further deaths.

The image that was created by the political power and bourgeois media in Turkey, is sticked out. Since several days, the spokesmen, ministers and parliamentaries of the AKP government make “protest” statements against torture and massacres. The bourgeois media is full of articles and pictures of the Abu Ghraib tyranny and brutality. But the AKP government and the bourgeois media didn’t even mention the F-type prisons, which are directly in front of them. As if there were no F types in this country. As if there haven’t died 112 people. As if it wasn’t true that coffins still continue to leave the prisons… The AKP government and the bourgeois media are hypocrite. Also those who speak about the tortures in Abu Ghraib, but do not loose any word about the F type prisons that took 112 lives within the last four years are hypocrite. We resist against this hypocrisy. As long as this hypocrisy continues, the truth will be always distorted.

The AKP government who protest against the tortures in Abu Ghraib, continues to kill in the F type prisons which are under its control.

Ali Sahin was imprisoned since 2000. He has lived the massacre of 19-22 December. He was wounded by a bullet during the operation “for the return to life” of the oligarchy. There he was 22 years young and without any health problems. The bullets that were fired by the oligarchy in the name of “returning to life”, have made wounds. He was transferred to the Tekirdag F type prison. He took part in the 8th Death Fast team which began on 1st May 2002. He became weak at a certain point of the resistance and stopped his death fast. In the meantime he was transferred to the Edirne F type prison. He became serious health problems. His family demanded his release according to article 399, but the Minister of Justice who put even people with Wernicke Korsakoff disease into prison didn’t accept this demand. Because he was refused medical treatment and he wasn’t released inspite of the seriosity of his disease, he lost his life in the prison of Edirne on May 21, as the 112th victim of isolation.

Ali Sahin was born in 1978 and has been 26 years old as he left us. The Justice Ministry of the AKP government has watched his death day by day. At least one “terrorist” more would become less; that was the only calculation the Justice Minister Cemil Cicek could make.

The Justice Minister of the Republic of Turkey Cemil Çiçek, releases and make escape persons like Haluk Kirci and Alaattin Çakici, and kills revolutionaries!

Remember; the Justice Minster in person interferred for the fascist murderer Haluk Kirci and arranged his release, under the pretext that “his execution was wrong”. The Ministry of Justice who freed Haluk Kirci without even waiting for the result of this rejection, while the prosecutor of the Supreme Court has refused his release, kills tens of revolutionary prisoners, who can’t be treated in the prisons.While Cemil Cicek was still minister, he announced that he was the minister of the Susurluk gang.

As one of them he is doing his duty (both to release the fascists from prison and to kill the revolutionaries) properly.

Those who write about the tortures in Abu Ghraib since days: will you continue with the censorship of the F type prison?

Probably there won’t be any news in the bourgeois media and televisions, that Ali Sahin was killed in the F type prison of

Edirne. As it was with the 111th death. The journalists who recently ask Tayyip Erdogan constantly “how he evaluates the torture in Abu Ghraib”, won’t ask him about the “deaths in the F type prisons”.

No journalist will be interested if the wife and mother of prime minister Tayyip Erdogan cry over the deaths in the F type prisons, while they cry over the tortures in Abu Ghraib.

Cause the F types are CENSORED!

We call upon all journalists and writers with professional ethics and human honour: Put an end to this censorship!

Stop to run behind the AKP government, end your complicity with the isolation torture and massacre of the AKP in the F type prisons.

Ali Sahin hasn’t been on death fast. Neither has he burned himself. His death is the sign for the isolation torture in the F types and the comprehension of the leaders of the F types who do not attach importance to human life. As long as the isolation torture isn’t stopped, the F types will continue to kill. Up to date you have witnessed several forms of deaths in the F types. Some prisoners didn’t withstood the torturing death cells of the F types and committed suicide. Other prisoners resisted against this tyranny which forces to change the thoughts and to give up the identity and they died in the death fast melting day by day.

Some prisoners turned their resistance into a rebellion and they died by setting themselves on fire. Some prisoners like Ali Sahin were killed under isolation encirclement, because their medical treatment was refused or their legal rights were robbed…

The balance of the F type massacre rose.

What country is this, in which 112 people die in the prisons in only four years and the murderous politics is openly continued with censorship.

The responsibility for this balance is heavy. The AKP will stay under the burden of this massacre. Not only the AKP, but also those who participate in the censorship in this or that way, will account for this big responsibility in this or that way.