Turkey to Pay Fine of 12 Thousand Euro Over ‘Torture’

The ECtHR has ruled that Turkey pay material and immaterial compensation of 12 thousand euros to Vatandaş, who applied to the ECtHR with the complaint that he was tortured and ill-treated in custody.

Vatandaş had joined a demonstration in İstanbul on April 6, 2002. Police intervened in the demonstration. Vatandaş was detained and taken to Beyoğlu Police Station.

Lawsuit was brought against the police officers in the station.

The court ruled acquittal of the police on April 22, 2004 on the ground that “the police who intervened in the demonstration couldn’t be identified” and “no evidence could be found to prove that they committed this crime”.

Supreme Court of Appeal dropped the case due to prescription on June 14, 2011.

Upon the court’s decision, Vatandaş applied to the ECtHR and the ECtHR ordered Turkey to pay material and immaterial compensation of 12 thousand euros.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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