Lawyers representing jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan have filed their 100th request to visit their client on the İmralı Island since their last visit in 2019, Mezopotamya news agency reported on Aug. 27.Imprisoned PKK leader Öcalan's lawyers take communications ban to top Euro rights court
The last time that Öcalan has received a visit from his lawyers was on Aug. 7, 2019. Since then lawyers have filed 99 requests with the Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to see their client. Each of these requests was turned down.
After an eight-year ban on lawyer-client meeting, Öcalan was allowed to meet his lawyers on May 2, 2019 following hunger strikes and death fasts launched by hundreds of supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), with lawmaker Leyla Güven initiating the move to demand an end to Öcalan’s isolation, including access to lawyers.
Another four meetings were held on May 22, June 12, June 18 and Aug. 7 of the same year, but his lawyers haven't been receiving any responses to their applications ever since.