04/11/2005 | Writer: KAOS GL

Mehmet Tarhan, the gay Turkish conscientious objector, has stopped his hunger strike after winning most of his demands. And Tarhan has had his four-year prison sentence overruled by the Military Court of Appeal

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.
Tags: human rights, military