The EFJ just received this letter as a testimony about conditions of
detention in high security prison Silivri in Turkey. The Turkish
journalist who wrote it wants to remain anonymous because of the next
Extract: "In Turkey, there are many kinds of
prisons. Silivri, where we are imprisoned, is called L-type,
high-security prison, where one of the most severe measures is the
isolation policy. In my case and in the case of some of my colleagues,
we are in custody and yet we are forced into isolation. It is strictly
forbidden to talk to other prisoners. For example, for almost a year
that I spent here in prison, I could not see or speak to anyone except
my two fellow prisoners with whom I share the cell. Although we are
charged in the same trial, we can not have any contact with our
journalist friends. In the corridors, if we meet and greet the head, the
guards warn us not to talk to each other."
You can read his letter in French.