NEWSDESK, — After the ending of 68 days hunger strike in Turkish prisons, prison authorities have started to punish the Kurdish hunger strikers for participation in such a campaign.

In Izmir prison, 12 hunger strikers sentenced to 11 days in solitary confinement, 27 hunger strikers deprived of communication and meeting with relatives and friends while 38 hunger strikers have been deprived of working-out, sports and cultural activities for one month.

In addition, a case was opened for further investigation for hunger strikers in Izmir prison.

These prisoners declared in their meeting with their lawyers that they will not surrender to such pressures.

Punishment of hunger strikers is the violation of the right to protest and of the freedom of expression of the hunger strikers.