Turkish court dismisses plea for release of Demirtaş after ECHR ruling

5c025775c03c0e07587c0218

A Turkish court on Nov. 30 rejected a request from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been in prison for over two years on terrorism charges.

The Ankara court dismissed the petition by defence lawyers of Demirtaş, ignoring the Nov. 20 ruling by the Strasbourg-based ECHR.

The ECHR had ruled Demirtaş’ imprisonment had been aimed at “stifling pluralism and limiting freedom of political debate”, calling for his release from the pre-trial detention.

More: Turkish court dismisses plea for release of Demirtaş after ECHR ruling

Gallery | This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s