Diyarbakır Prison or Diyarbakır Military Prison, the Prison founded in Diyarbakir. It came to the forefront with the tortures made after the military1980 coup d’état. According to what The Times newspaper said it was among “ the Ten Most Notorious Prisons of the World”. 34 people lost their lives and tens of them become permanently disabled from 1981 to 1984. Documentaries were filmed and books were written about it. In present days it is planning to be converted into a school.
It was built an E-Type Prison by the Ministry of Justice in 1980. After the 1980 coup d’état, its control was taken over by the military administration and used as A State of Siege Military Prison. It was passed on by the Ministry of Justice in 1988. It is capacity is 600 but overloaded up to 900 time to time.
From 1981 to 1989, 34 people who subjected to torture lost their lives and hundreds became disabled. 25 of them lost their lives because of hard beats and 5 of them because of hunger strikes. No workers of the prison has faced any penalty where 5 of the prisoners suicide themselves by hanging and 4 of them by burning themselves.
Some Of The Tortures Made in The Diyarbakır Prison:
Some of the blood-tingling tortures and cruelties are as follows:
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