The statement of Osman Kavala on the decision of the ECtHR

By its judgement delivered on 10 December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights held that my detention was not based on concrete evidence and I was detained for political reasons.

The decision of the European Court of Human Rights which was announced yesterday clearly revealed that the unlawful practices and political influences on the judiciary still continue and the laws are used in an arbitrary fashion with political motives.

I believe that this decision will give strength to those members of the Turkish judiciary who continue to act in accordance with the rule of law despite political pressure.

Osman Kavala

July 12, 2022