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Longing Wears You Down

Longing Wears You Down

Adem Üstün was arrested when her wife was pregnant to their first child. As a result of stress, her wife gave birth with much difficult earlier than normal. The father could not see his child and his wife for months. He was sent a t-shirt with his child’s face printed...

Tiny Hearts

Tiny Hearts

EY has three children, she was dismissed from her profession and was arrested. She was transferred to a prison far away from her family. She knits her longing for her children into tiny hearts, whom she can see only once a month.

A Single Piece of Clothing

A Single Piece of Clothing

The teacher running away from the police for months had only one piece of clothing on. They didn’t have any money to spare for new clothes. She had only one skirt to wear, therefore she couldn’t leave the house when the clothing were being cleaned. The skirt thus...

Torn

Torn

GY was arrested along with his wife and their 4 ve 2 year old children. He was tortured while his children were in the adjacent ward. His body was electrified and he was beaten periodically. His clothing was torn as he was tortured with his clothes on.

Sugar

Sugar

A child who prices the sweets that his father brings to open visits so much that he cannot eat them. Rather, he stores them in a bag that he made.

Tea

Tea

A souvenir from the tea breaks during sorrowful evenings in prison.

Torture

Torture

The broken eye glasses of the arrested teacher who was tortured under custody is a reflection of the violence that he was subjected to.

Time is the Witness

Time is the Witness

The torture he was subjected to under custody resulted in his watch being broken and its dial malfunctioning. Under custody, his watch alongside his shoelaces were taken. There were no witnesses for the ensuing torture, but time was a sufficient witness for everything.

Fish Made of Cloth

Fish Made of Cloth

H.Ş. was dismissed from her profession and then was arrested, and finally she was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months of prison. This is the fish she made for her beloved niece.

A Bird with Glad Tidings

A Bird with Glad Tidings

The shoes belong to baby Cemal. He entered prison when he was only 11 months old. He tried to take his first baby steps on the concrete floor of the prison, and as a result, he was hurt badly every time he fell. One day he fell again and his lips split open. His...

Prison Babies

Prison Babies

Hatice, a young woman running away from police decided to create embroidery to give them as gifts to women in prison. A hand-made toy baby made by her was one of the rare toys that could be found in prison where even plastic toys are prohibited.

Longing for Quiet

Longing for Quiet

Cigdem is being held in a ward for eight people with 24 people. She is a bookworm, and she satisfies her longing for a quiet time by using ear plugs.