VAN - Kurdish political prisoner Mustafa Akyol, jailed in Ağrı in 2011, has lost his life in prison.
Mustafa Akyol, former co-chair of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) was jailed in Ağrı in 2011 and sentenced to 13 years and 6 months in prison for alleged “membership to an illegal organization”.
Jailed in Patnos L Type Closed Prison, Akyol was referred to the Yüzüncü Yıl University (YYÜ) Research Hospital in Van a week ago. He lost his life on September 15, Sunday.
Akyol was a Parkinson patient and suffered from heart disease. His body will be taken to Ağrı for burial today.
Akyol’s lawyers had made an appeal 5 months ago for the release of the Kurdish politician who couldn’t make it in prison.
On September 9, 87-year-old prisoner Sıdık Buğruhan lost his life in Maraş Prison.