In particular, the European Court of Human Rights found violations of three provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, including freedom of speech and the “right to freedom and security.”
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Severely condemnTurkey, on Tuesday, April 13, indicted for the detention of Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan (Ahmet Altan) for allegedly participating in the failed coup on July 15, 2016.
“There is no evidence that the applicant’s actions were part of the plan to overthrow the government” The Turks emphasized the position of the European justice of the peace sitting in Strasbourg. They found that they violated the European Convention on Human Rights on freedom of speech, “The Right to Freedom and Security” with “The right to make an immediate court ruling on the legality of detention”. The judgment specifically condemned Turkey for paying 16,000 euros in compensation to famous journalists and writers.
In another judgment, the European Court of Human Rights also condemned Ankara’s detention of Murat Aksoy, an opposition journalist, who was detained several weeks after the attempted coup. “There is no reasonable reason to suspect that Mr. Aksui has committed a criminal offence”, See ECHR.
Mr. Altan, 71, was arrested for the first time in September 2016. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in February 2018 on charges of “Attempted to overthrow the constitutional order”The Supreme Court’s decision to set aside recalls the European Court of Human Rights.
After being rejected, he was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison in November 2019 on the grounds that he “Conspiracy with terrorist organizations”, The Turkish judiciary accused him of maintaining contact with the movement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who was accused by Ankara of planning a coup attempt in July 2016.