STATEMENT: We demand an Independent Committee to visit İmralı

The security condition of Mr. Öcalan is not an ignorable matter. The system in İmralı should be questioned itself. We, both as HDP and the İmralı Committee, have communicated from the first day to relevant authorities that Mr. Öcalan, who had exposed the putschists, cannot remain to be unconcerned with, his security condition should be immediately reassessed, and a possible attack to İmralı would drag Turkey into an irreversible civil war. As the İmralı Committee, we have publicly shared the information we obtained from the State. However, this is not sufficient. Besides his legal rights of family and lawyer visits, an independent committee is required to meet Mr. Öcalan in order to satisfy the public concern about his conditions as immediately as possible.
HDP İmralı Delegation
20 July 2016

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