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Turkey: Medical concern: the recent hunger strike, provision of medical care and ill-treatment of prisoners

, N° d'index: EUR 44/111/1996

On July 1996, a large-scale hunger-strike was called off after the death of the 11th hunger-striker in a period of a week. A 12th hunger-striker died after the strike was ended. This document gives brief information on the outcome of the hunger-strike and presents details of 10 illustrative cases of prisoners whose access to medical appointments and medical care has been systematically blocked.

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