75-year-old sick prisoner Ahmet Silik no longer recognizes his family

  • actual
  • 11:14 17 August 2019
  • |

İZMİR - Binefs Sılık, wife of 75 year old Ahmet Sılık who is currently a prisoner in Menemen Type R Prison, stating that her husband no longer recognizes her and their children, demanded him to be releases immediately.

75 year old Ahmet Sılık who was taken under custody as a resut of an anonymous tip about him on November 4, 2011, was arrested with the accusation of 'aiding and abetting to an illegal organization' in 4 days. Sılık was sentenced to 6 years 6 months and 22 days by the court. Sılık has hemiplegy, prostate disease, as well as suffering diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. 
Sılık who had 2 surgeries for thromboembolism, can not meet his basic needs. Forensic Medicine Institude (ATK) prepared a report about him saying: ""It has been unanimously documented that the prisoner can not maintain his life alone, and whether he poses a threat for society is not a matter of forensic medicine."
Sılık's wife Binefs Sılık, stating that she went for a visit to the prison, said: "We went to the prison. Ahmet was brought with a wheelchair because he can not walk. I noticed he had problems with his memory. He wasn't able to speak with me. I asked him if he was hungry but he couldn't answer. He wasn't able to shave his beard by himself. My husband is not capable of escaping from home or anywhere for that matter. He can not live in prison."
Sılık stated that Ministry of Justice and İzmir Chief Prosecutor's Office will be responsible if anything happens to her husband whom ATK had a report stating that he can not live in prison. Sılık said: ""The authorities must do what is necessary as soon as possible. How many sick prisoners will die in prison? Will they be released when they are dead? Ahmet can not sustain his life alone. He sits there like he is dead. I demand his immediate release or his sentenced to be changed to house arrest. 
Sılık applied to the Izmir Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD) about the situation of her husband Silik.

View More Articles

15:35 Turkish armored vehicle kills 22-year-old in Dersim
15:11 Demirtaş's lawyers calls on to the Ministry of Justice and HSK for investigation
15:10 3 detained in Suruç
12:41 Justice system and Human Rights in Turkey discussed at UN
11:46 'Thieves inspecting documents broke in the HDP building!'
11:39 HDP moves Democracy Watches to İstanbul and İzmir
11:08 Corbyn said Labour party will decide stance on Brexit
11:07 A decision is expected in Journalist Kibriye Evren case
10:34 Journalists calls for solidarity for Ataman's hearing
10:33 Families of 365 people killed by the police, launches sit in in front of AKP
13:58 Mothers of Military School students in front of AKP blockaded by the police again
13:46 Erdoğan's statement on Demirtaş's arrest: We can't release them
11:00 Verdict of Arrest for Imprisoned Former HDP Co-Chairs Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş
10:46 Thousands joined the Climate Strike in İstanbul
10:34 Musa Anter commemorated in 27th year of his murder
10:33 Request for arrest against HDP former co-chairs in jail
10:33 Global climate strike has begun
15:56 Imralı application of the families rejected
15:53 More detentions in front of AKP
15:41 Güven speaks in Cizre: We will either win by making alliances or the dirty games continue
13:28 Democracy Watch in Nusaybin: The problems of this country will not end until Kurdish problem is solved
13:09 HDP Women's Assembly calls for 'solution' for mothers
12:37 Demonstrations Banned in Muş for 15 Days
11:51 Court: Freedom of the press is under constitutional protection but its restriction is in the category of state protection
11:22 Police in Cizre ask families to go protest HDP, promising employement
11:21 'He will continue the hunger strike if his demands are not met'
10:02 Mother who couldn't bury her daugther speaks: They didn't even let me touch her
13:36 Şenoğlu: The conspiricy in Kulp will not work
12:53 HDP co-chair Temelli in Strasbourg: The search for justice goes o
12:09 Sarısaç reminds AKP of dictator Ceauşescu
11:57 Volunteer reporter campaign from JINNEWS: Let's raise our voice together
10:21 Women from 23 countries express solidarity to the HDP
16:12 'We went there for peace and got dragged into custody'
13:51 The prisoner speaking in Kurdish to the officer in charge deemed inappropriate
13:51 'Trustee' blocade to HDP Cizre building
13:32 Demos in front of AKP buildings spreads
12:06 ECHR hearing of Demirtaş: Defense will be made, decision will be announced later
12:01 Mother who was prevented from taking action in front of AKP: Where should we go?
11:00 Criminal complaint about the 18 rappers performing the rap song 'I cant stay silent'
10:59 Trustee appointed to Karayazı Municipality
10:58 Kubilay: Families should not allow their suffering to be abused
10:01 European Parliament to address issue of seized HDP-run cities
09:59 UN panel on ISIS: International forces should take responsibility
09:58 Forbidden to protest against the trustees in Hakkari
16:57 HDP MP Maçin's advisor taken under custody
16:43 10 months prison sentence to Sur Municipality Co-Mayor
14:50 Karayazı Co-Mayor Melike Göksü arrested
14:33 Police blockade to Kulp Municipality
14:21 HDP co-chair Temelli met with Kurds in Strasbourg
12:41 3 of the mothers in front of AKP detained