Tbilisi. 7 Aug. INTERFAX – About 150 Georgian citizens, who for various crimes serve their sentences in Turkey, declared a hunger strike in the Istanbul prison, said on Saturday the “Rustavi-2”.
According to the broadcaster, the Georgian relatives of the prisoners reported that the cause of hunger are intolerable conditions of detention.
According to relatives of prisoners, they demand from the authorities of Georgia to draw attention to the situation of Georgian nationals in Turkish prisons and to assist them.
Among the requirements are serving sentences of Georgian citizens – giving them the chance to build a prayer area for the Orthodox.
As noted by the broadcaster, detainees complain of rude attitude to them by prison staff, as well as the poor quality of food.