European Court of Human Rights orders Turkey to release and pay damages to opposition leader

Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (No. 2) (Application no. 14305/17)

This case in the European Court of Human Rights concerned the arrest and pre-trial detention of Mr Selahattin Demirtaş, who at the time of the events was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party, and member of the Turkish National Assembly. In its judgment, the Grand Chamber […]