Strasbourg rules against Turkey in detention of 427 judges

Were arrested after failed coup in 2016

23 November, 12:13

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, 23 NOV - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled against Turkey for the pre-trial detention of 427 judges, which took place after the failed coup in 2016.

    ECHR ruled that the Turkish government must pay 5,000 euros to each judge for moral damages.

    The Court found that all of the judges were arrested and held in pre-trial detention based on ordinary Turkish law, which allows for this when someone is caught in a flagrant crime.

    ECHR ruled that the concept of "flagrant crime" in this case was used too broadly, and in a way that cannot be considered in line with the European Convention on Human Rights. (ANSAmed).

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