“Bashir Pirmawane” and “Rahmi Turgut”, two Kurdish political prisoners, have gone on hunger strike at the Orumiyeh Central Prison in protest against the refusal of authorities to grant them conditional release.
“Today, on Monday, July 22, 2019, “Bashir Pirmawane” and “Rahmi Turgut” officially announced their hunger strike in a letter.”, a source familiar with the case of these two political prisoners told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) while confirming the news of their hunger strike.
Rahmi Turgut, a Kurdish citizen of Turkey, was arrested by security forces in June 2017 and sentenced to five years of imprisonment on charges of cooperating with a Kurdish party following his visit to Orumiyeh. He has requested for conditional release or transfer to one of the prisons in the Kurdistan of Turkey. Bashir Pirmawane was arrested by security forces at Orumiyeh in March 2016 and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of cooperating with a Kurdish opposition party. His sentence was later reduced to four years per the law of submission to the verdict because he did not contest the verdict. This political prisoner also went on hunger strike due to not being granted conditional release after serving half of his imprisonment sentence.“