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.
CHP EU Representation