Turkey: Serious concerns for health of writer and activist Asli Erdogan: denied water & medication

PEN International is deeply concerned for the health of novelist and human rights activist Asli Erdogan, following an interview via her legal team in which she stated that she is being denied medication and water.

 In an interview given from the detention centre where she is being held, Erdogan – who suffers from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseand diabetes – said that she is being held in awful conditions and has been denied essential medication for five days, as well as requests for water.


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