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Turkey sentenced for jailing journalist Yücel

2022-01-25T09:52:22.157Z

Turkey sentenced for jailing journalist Yücel Created: 2022-01-25Updated: 2022-01-25 10:47 AM Detained in a maximum security prison without charge from February 2017 to February 2018: Deniz Yücel. © Swen Pförtner/dpa/Archive Deniz Yücel was in prison in Turkey for 367 days. The European Court of Justice ruled that Ankara's actions violated, among other things, the right of the "Welt" correspond



Turkey sentenced for jailing journalist Yücel

Created: 2022-01-25Updated: 2022-01-25 10:47 AM

Detained in a maximum security prison without charge from February 2017 to February 2018: Deniz Yücel.

© Swen Pförtner/dpa/Archive

Deniz Yücel was in prison in Turkey for 367 days.

The European Court of Justice ruled that Ankara's actions violated, among other things, the right of the "Welt" correspondent to freedom of expression.

STRASBOURG - The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has condemned Turkey for the imprisonment of the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel.

Turkey's actions violated Yücel's human rights to freedom and security as well as freedom of expression, according to the verdict, which was announced in writing (complaint number 27684/17).

Ankara now has to pay 13,300 euros in compensation to the journalists.

However, the verdict is not yet final - the litigants can appeal it within three months.

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The "Welt" correspondent was detained without charge from February 2017 to February 2018 in the maximum security prison Silivri west of Istanbul.

Only after a long political tug-of-war between Ankara and Berlin was Yücel released and able to leave the country, while charges were brought against him.

In July 2020, the journalist was then sentenced in absentia to around two years and ten months in prison for terrorist propaganda for the banned Kurdish Workers' Party PKK.

The procedure is under revision.

dpa

Source: merkur

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