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Osman Kavala ruling in Turkey: Reaction from the Council of Europe Secretary General

Secretary General Strasbourg 18 February 2020
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Marija Pejčinović Burić

Marija Pejčinović Burić

In response to today’s ruling from a court in Istanbul relating to the Taksim Square protests in 2013, the Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, said:

“We welcome today’s ruling from the court in Istanbul ordering Osman Kavala to be released, in line with last December’s Chamber judgment from the European Court of Human Rights.

“Free speech, the right to organise non-violent protests and the right to liberty are basic human rights in all Council of Europe member states.”


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