Gülşen Şahin, mother of Merve Gökkaya who is patient inmate: Merve entered there solid. She had no any illness. The disease is increasing in the winter. I want my daughter to be discharged. What does it mean to come to auditorium with a wheelchair?
BOLD- Although it is clearly written in CIK(Department of Corrections) numbered 5275, the sick prisoners are not released. Gülşen Şahin, mother of Merve Gökkaya, who has been detained in Konya Ereğli Prison since 9th of September in 2016 and has been come down with a disease that has not yet been diagnosed in prison, has reached BOLD Medya after Merve’s letter to her friend, which we published on the 14th of September in 2019.
Gülşen Şahin, who lives in Konya, said, “I have three children. Merve is the youngest, the only doughter. I could not take it anymore Merve’s illness and struggle. It is hard to be parents. It is sorrowful. I had a heart attack on 21st of December in 2018. The doctor said that my heart has been damaged.”
Şahin, who stated that her doughter came to auditorium with a wheelchair, expressed: “What does it mean to come with a wheelchair? My daughter went there solid, she had no illness. She spent the winter that year and fell ill in the spring. She comes with wheelchair, then her friends hold her arm and bring her to us. She does her private work with the help of her friends. My daughter is 28 years old yet. She wastes away in front of my eyes in her very young ages, and I cannot do anything. If she was outside you could take her to a spa, you can take care of her, I am tied hand and foot. We are really very aggrieved.”
Desperate mother, who remarked that she saw her daughter last on 1st of September in 2019 and she is going to see her again on October 7 in 2019, Shouted out: “My daughter’s illness increases in winter. Winter is comin, please help! Let my daughter to be evicted.”
THEY POUNDED UP MY DAUGHTER
Mother Şahin, who also talked about the day her daughter was arrested, said that Merve Gökkaya was pounded up: “A friend of my doughter called my her and asked to empty her house because she was uot of the town. We vacant the house, sold everything to the second hand store we had. With that money we paid the rent to the landlord and utilities with the rest. Then my daughter goes to th store. They say that the stuff’s money is not ready yet. Then a few dayus later they call my daughter to go and take the money. İt seems thet the doorkeeper of the house reported to the police. 6 police officer raided the store. They take my doughter by beating, pulling her hair, bending her arm. Some of them take her bag and phone by force. Is it acceptable? What crime does she have? They arrested her on the eve of Eid al-Adha. Merve has not been able to get out from there because her illness for many years. Our lawyer says there is no crime with Merve. But the judges in Konya 6 th High Criminal Court sentenced her husband and her both to 7.5 years for being in the same file.
SHE STUDIED GRAPHICDESIGN AND RECENTLY MARRIED
Merve Gökkaya, who graduated from Graphic Design Department at Selçuk University, worked for two and half year in a private dormitory in Konya. Merve Gökkaya, who married on the 14th of April in 2014, was married for 3 years when she was arrested. Her Husband Abdurrahman Gökkaya was also arrested a month later for the claim of membership of the organization.
Merve Gökkaya, who stated that she cannot eat, drink and do toilet needs alone in her letters, should be released according to CIK(Department of Corrections) number 5275.
The law says: “The prisoner’s execution of punishment, who could not live his life alone under conditions of department of corrections due to a serious illness or disability that he was subjected to and considered not to pose a serious and concrete danger in terms of public safety, could be released until she fully recovered as it is indicated in the third paragraph.
Merve Gökkaya, who was married for 3 years and undergoing IVT treatment, had written that she was about to lose her ability to be a mother in prison in her letter.