In the latter half of 2022, the lawyers of the leader Abdullah Ocalan submitted a request to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, in order to end the strict isolation in Imrali.
Following this request, the committee emphasized the need for the family and lawyers to meet with their client, and the committee also gave Turkish state officials a deadline until the end of March 2023 to provide an explanation in this regard.
However, the period granted to the Turkish state expired on Friday, and it is not known whether the Turkish state has responded to the United Nations Human Rights Committee or not. On the other hand, the committee's decision has not been implemented, amid continuation of the isolation.
According to the lawyer of the leader Abdullah Ocalan, Newroz Uysal, to ANHA agency, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has not yet responded to their request, but there is no specific period for a response. Newroz Uysal explained that if the Turkish state had responded to the committee, the latter would meet to discuss and evaluate the response, and then the committee would respond to us, but when this response will take place, this matter is unknown.
In turn, the United Nations Human Rights Committee did not make any statement on the matter.
No meetings for two years
The Turkish state does not allow the family and lawyers of the leader Abdullah Ocalan, who has been detained in Imrali Island prison for more than 25 years to meet him for more than two years. The last meeting the lawyers had with their client (leader Abdullah Ocalan) was on August 7, 2019, and since that date, the Turkish state has not allowed them to meet with him under the pretext of "disciplinary punishment"
While the last contact with him by the family was on March 25, 2021, during a 5-minute phone call with his brother Muhammad Ocalan, then the call was cut off.