Sunday, 25 April 2010

ECHR Convicted Turkey of Extrajudicial Killings

Well, well, what do we know? The "model for democracy in the region" has earned another star on it's shoulder. It's been convicted again by the ECHR. Here is an excerpt from bianet:
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) convicted Turkey of violating article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights on "the Right to Life".

The operation subject the ECHR's decision was carried out in Adana on 18 October 1999 upon an unsigned notification that had been submitted to the Adana Police. In the notification it was claimed that a certain private home was a cell of the militant leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C).

22-year-old Erdiç Arslan, who was in the house during the raid, and 32-year-old Murat Bektaş, who lived next door, were killed by the police in the course of the operation.

According to the ECHR, the official detention and seizure report prepared subsequent to the raid was signed by 40 police officers, trials were filed against six police officers on the grounds of "killing people".

Germany can be proud of herself for the monster she created.

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