Posted on 8. February 2018 in Issues, Violence & Hate Speech

Diren Coşkun, a trans woman and activist, is on a hunger/death strike in the Tekirdağ prison in Turkey. Today, 8th February is her 15th day on hunger strike.

She demands access to healthcare and trans-specific healthcare as well as to be removed from solitary confinement. Diren has been discriminated and harassed by prison authorities. Her requests have not been met yet.

You can voice your support to Diren on twitter using the hashtag And by following the campaign account @direnesesver

There is also a change.org petition asking prison authorities to take concrete steps to answer her demands. https://www.change.org/p/diren-co%C5%9Fkun-a-ses-ver