MASSACRE AT UMRANIYE-PRISON IN ISTANBUL-JANUARY 1996

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ANOTHER MASSACRE IN TURKISH PRISONS!MASSACRE AT UMRANIYE-PRISON IN ISTANBUL!

5 DHKP-C PRISONERS MURDERED, 28 PRISONERS WOUNDED

Today we received news from Turkey. The Turkish police and special units raided the E-type prison in Ümraniye, Istanbul. It was a very well prepared action of the Turkish state. There was lots of press and very many soldiers and police. They attacked the dormitory of the DHKP-C prisoners. We have heard so far of 5 DHKP-C who have been murdered. 3 of them were Abdulmecit Seçkin, Caferi Sadik Eroglu and Cengiz Çalikoparan. 2 other DHKP-C prisoners have also become martyrs. 28 DHKP-C prisoners were seriously injured.

The attack against the Ümraniye-prison is still continuing. The prison has now been blocked. We are concerned that the death tol will rise.

As you know the Turkish state tried to stage a massacre at Ümraniye-prison on December 13, 1995. But the revolutionary prisoners were able to barricade the prison and they prevented the massacre. The responsible for this massacre are the DYP-CHP coalition, the commander of the gendarmerie in Istanbul, the chief of police and the Anti-Terror Branch in Istanbul.

The fascist state, which persecutes our people in every field, attacks the people they have filled the prisons with at every opportunity. The ongoing massacre in Ümraniye-prison is the latest link in this chain.

We call upon all democratic movements and human rights organisations to protest the massacre in Ümraniye-prison, carried out by the fascist Turkish state. Put pressure on the authorities of the Republic of Turkey to bring an end to this attack on the prison!

STOP THE MASSACRE IN ÜMRANIYE-PRISON!

Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front

London Information Bureau

January 4, 1996