The International Initiative has released a statement regarding the European Court of Human Rights’ recent judgement on Ocalan vs. Turkey case. Read it here:
Öcalan vs. Turkey decision: A bad day for human rights in Europe
Statement of International Initiative on the ECtHR decision in Öcalan vs. Turkey (No. 2)
The European Court of Human Rights today published its chamber decision in a set of applications by Abdullah Öcalan against Turkey.
The complaints referred, among others, to the isolation conditions on Imrali Island, the aggravated life sentence with no possibility of parole, the overhearing of all consultations with his lawyers and then threat to his life posed by the poisonous substances found in his hair. In the view of Öcalan and his lawyers, these and other violations constitute violations of articles 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.