Turkey's Human Rights Association revealed that 20 inmates died in prison in Turkey during the first nine months of 2020. Data also showed that there are currently 1,605 sick prisoners in Turkey, 604 of which are seriously ill.
Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) has called for the release of Eylem Oyunlu, who is currently behind bars in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on charges of 'assisting a terror organization' with her two young children. Oyunlu's 3-week-old baby is suffering from a blocked tear duct and the two-year-old has chronic bronchitis.
Hacı Bişkin reports: The coronavirus pandemic has further complicated the lives of sick prisoners in Turkey as the prison administrations made it obligatory to sign a form of consent for an isolation of 14 days upon their return from hospital treatment. Family members and lawyers of sick prisoners are calling on members of parliament for help.
Vural Özdemir writes: An application was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by a team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to test the plasma obtained from consenting COVID-19 survivors’ blood. If proven safe and effective, it is of broad interest to Turkey and the world for COVID-19 prevention and treatment until vaccines and drugs become available. Results may be available as early as summer 2020.