Day: 23 November 2018

Turkey’s imprisonment of opposition leader found to have been for the purpose of stifling democracy

The European Court of Human Rights has found that the pre-trial detention of Selahatin Demirtaş, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and member of the Turkish National Assembly violated Article 5(3) and Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 3 of Protocol 1. In particular, it found beyond reasonable […]