Thursday, September 22, 2005

ECHR Finds Turkey Guilty in 20 more Cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluded 22 cases opened against Turkey.
The court ruled against Turkey in 20 cases and ordered the country to pay 133,000 euros in compensation.

The most important case the ECHR concluded Tuesday was the case of Ahmet Dizman vs.Turkey.

Dizman took Turkey to the ECHR in 1994 claiming that he had been kidnapped by two police officers from Adana Counter-Terrorism Department who raided his house on the grounds that "he participated in the funeral of two members of the People’s Democracy Party" and that he was interrogated after having been taken to a deserted location.

Read the rest of the article on Zaman

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