Ege University student Cihan Karaman who was injured due to a shrapnel piece hitting his heart on January 23 in Cudi neighbourhood of Şırnak's Cizre district which has been under curfew for 41 days, has lost his life before being taken to hospital after waiting almost 30 hours for the ambulance.
ECtHR had granted an interlocutory injunction
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) had granted Karaman an interlocutory injunction to be taken to hospital.
In his statement made on January 22, Friday, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Faysal Sarıyıldız has noted that the ambulance could not reach the location where Cihan Karaman had been shot as the bombardment still continued and that he therefore had been transported near the other 10 persons who also had been injured due to cannon balls in the same neighbourhood and had been waiting for ambulance together with them.
Sarıyıldız: “Ambulance not coming”
Faysal Sarıyıldız making a statement to Evrensel daily on the same day had noted; “ECtHR had granted an interlocutory injunction but the ambulance is still not coming. In Cizre a crime against humanity is being committed restlessly for 40 days. Over 40 civilians have been killed. On top of that, most of these have lost their lives as the ambulance did not arrive and they could not get any treatment”.
Demir: We have lost three of five persons whom ECtHR granted interlocutory injunction
Bianet’s attorney Ramazan Demir who has been contacted following Karaman’s death has noted; “After receiving the news by Faysal Sarıyıldız at 11 a.m., we made an application to ECtHR. At 6 p.m. in the evening the interlocutory injunction was granted by ECtHR all five persons injured. Three of them including Cihan Karaman are not alive anymore, one other is in hospital and the last one Orhan Tunç is still kept waiting where Cihan Karaman had died”.
He was a member of a bicycle community
Following Karaman’s injury a call has been made for delivering Cihan Karaman an ambulance under the hashtag “#CihanİçinAmbulans (Ambulance for Cihan) on Twitter.
Cihan Karaman had been studying geography at Ege University and was a member of Alternative Life Bicycle Community (AYBİT). (BZ/HK/DG)