​​​​​​​CPT sends its report to Turkey

The European Committee Against Torture (CPT) revealed that it had sent its report about Imrali to Turkey and  the decision to publish it depends on the Turkish authorities.

​​​​​​​CPT sends its report to Turkey
12 April 2023   08:59

The leader, Abdullah Ocalan, has been detained under strict conditions of isolation in Imrali prison for 25 years, they are; Vesi Aktaş, Omar Khairy Konar and Hamili Yıldırım have had no information since the 25th of March 2021.

The last meeting of the lawyers with the leader was on the 7th of August 2019, while thousands of requests to meet the leader have been rejected under the pretext of disciplinary penalties.

In this context, the European Committee Against Torture (CPT) revealed in September 2022 that it had visited Imrali, but it did not reveal, despite all the claims, whether its delegation had met the leader Abdullah Ocalan or not.

The report was approved in March

The European Committee Against Torture approved the report on its visit at the Committee's 110th General Meeting held in Strasbourg between the 6th and the 10th of last March.

The European Committee Against Torture published its 32nd general report for the period between January 1 and December 31, 2022. In its report, the committee reveals its visit to Imrali, but its report does not include any information about the situation of the leader Abdullah Ocalan, and the three other detainees in Imrali. ; Omer Khairi Konar, Hamili Yıldırım and Vesi Aktaş.

The report also reveals that the committee conducted over the course of 2022; Periodic visits to all member states of the Council of Europe, with a total of 16 visits (140 days).

Submission of the report to the judicial authorities.

CPT did not provide any information about Imrali and responded to the women’s agency, JINNEWS, via e-mail (Gmail) a week later, indicating that it had handed over the report to Turkey, where it said: “The European Committee against Torture approved the report related to the visit to Turkey under the title of private visits ( Ad Hoc) last March, then it was handed over to Turkey, and the Turkish authorities will take the decision to publish it.

Highlighting on Article 11

It turned out that the decision to disclose and publish the report was left to the Turkish initiative, with reference to Article 11 of the European Convention against Violation of Rights and Torture. Article 11 states: “The Committee publishes the report with the comments of the concerned parties if the concerned parties requested."