Medical letter writing action: Turkey: Memli Gungor
Memli Gungor is a 35-year-old Kurdish prisoner serving a life sentence. He was arrested in 1980 following the military coup, accused of involvement with the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK). Memli Gungor has suffered a number of health problems in detention. He was reportedly severely tortured after arrest and had to spend over a month in military hospital. His first six years of imprisonment were spent in Diyarbakir military prison where he developed a gastric ulcer and rheumatism. He has since been moved to several different prisons and is now in Gaziantep Special Type Prison in South Turkey. Doctors have reportedly diagnosed stomach cancer and recommended specialist treatment. AI is concerned that Memli Gungor has not yet been transferred to a specialist facility for treatment.