Thursday, June 30, 2005

ECHR Convicts Turkey 10 Times in One Day

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided against Turkey on 10 different cases.
The Court found Turkey guilty in all cases and ruled against Turkey to pay about 55,000 euros compensation to the prosecutors. Most cases held Tuesday were about condemnation. The ECHR has found the application of citizens who were forced to leave their houses because of the construction of Bilecik Dam was just and ordered that Turkey pay 34,000 euros to the rightful parties during these cases. Moreover, Turkey should pay compensation to Hasan Kilic, Bulent Karakas, Yilmaz Yesilirmak and I.O. for torture claims. Turkey is still one of the countries after Russia and Poland that has the most lawsuits opened against them in the ECHR, with 171 cases having been brought against Turkey during 2004, Turkey was found not guilty on only four.

(Source: Zaman)

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