FBE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – Aytaç Ünsal, the statement


With great concern the Federation of European Bars has learned that Mr. Aytaç Ünsal has been arrested again after his release on the 3rd of September 2020.  Aytaç Ünsal is now kept in solitary confinement in Erdine F-Type closed prison.

We were informed that the current health situation and the conditions in which Aytaç Ünsal is kept are of major concern. He has open wounds near his eyes, and he was exposed to physical violence resulting in suffering from pain and a burning sensation in his legs (which are swollen) and he is not allowed to take his medicine for neuropathy disease which he is suffering because of the damage resulting from the hunger strike.

The FBE is deeply concerned about the health condition of Aytaç Ünsal and we urge the Turkish authorities to ensure that Aytaç Ünsal will receive all necessary medical treatment while imprisoned. The FBE also urges Turkey to ensure Aytaç Ünsal will get a fair trial according to the International Treaties  that have been ratified by Turkey and that are supposed to ensure every citizen of the country is treated equally with respect to the universal and basic human rights every human must be granted.


Artur Wierzbicki

On behalf of Human Rights Commission FBE