Human Rights / Military

Gay Conscientious Objector Ends Hunger Strike, Prison Sentence Overruled on Appeal

Friday, November 4, 2005
The hunger strike lasted for 34 days, starting on September 30 following the forcible and violent shaving of his hair and beard.

He was protesting the unjust and arbitrary practices of the authorities in Sivas Military Prison.

All his demands were met, except for a medical examination by a civilian doctor.
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