Osman Kavala's statement on the letter of notification submitted to the 3rd Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation by the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office
The letter of notification prepared by the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of the Court of Cassation contains more grave slanders and demonstrates an even more blatant disregard for legal principles.
As per the Prosecutor's Office, even in the absence of evidence that a crime has been committed, the court can convict a person solely based on the determination of their intent to commit a crime. Manifestation of this trend of interpreting intent in criminal law, which starkly contradicts the principles and rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), at the level of the Court of Cassation constitutes a dangerous development for our nation.
Osman Kavala, 11 July 2023