TURKEY: SEEMO welcomes ECHR decision

TURKEY, 10/07/2014

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), welcomes the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the imprisonment of two Turkish journalists, Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, by holding them in pre-trial detention for over a year.

Turkey has been sentenced to pay a fine of € 10,000 to Şık and € 20,000 to Şener. The ECHR found that the authorities violated Article 5-3 of the European Convention of Human Rights on the ‘length and reasonableness of pre-trial,’ Article 5-4 on ‘procedural guarantees of review,’ and Article 10 on ‘freedom of expression.’

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