Keskesor LGBTI has announced that LGBTI Amed activist Diren Coşkun has been sent to Diyarbakır Type D Close Prison by the prison administration that ignores Coşkun’s gender identity.
Coşkun was arrested during the ID check at the Diyarbakır Courthouse where she went to get password for E-devlet (E-state) on August 14 by being told that there was a definitive judgement for her on charges of “being a member of an illegal organization” and “propagandizing for an illegal organization”.
Issuing a statement about Diren Coşkun, Keskesor LGBTI said “We’ve learned that the Supreme Court upheld the decision during her ID check at the courthouse. She now stays in a solitary cell in Diyarbakır Type D Prison”.
“First of all, we have to say that she was subjected to verbal and physical harassment by the gendarmerie while she was taken to prison. On the other hand, attitude of the guards and executions towards Diren is very nice. They address Diren as ‘Mrs. Diren’”, the statement added.
Coşkun was first sent to Diyarbakır Type E Close Women’s Prison, then she was transferred to Diyarbakır Type D Close Prison by the prison administration. Not willing to stay in the same ward with men, Coşkun stays in a solitary cell.
Her cats stay with her friends
Coşkun had made a call for her two cats to be taken care of. According to the information we obtained from Coşkun’s friends, the treatment for the sick one continues whereas the other one stays with a friend of Coşkun. (EA/TK)