The Kobanê Case delegation did not recognize the ECHR decision!
- 12:34 9 June 2023
ANKARA - Announcing its interim decision regarding the imprisoned politicians tried in the Kobanê Case, the court board stated that the ECHR's violation decision against politicians did not cover the Kobanê File, and decided to continue the detention of the politicians.
Kobanê where 108 people, 18 of whom were imprisoned, including former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chairs and Central Executive Committee (MYK) members, were put on trial, on the grounds of the protest actions that took place on 6-8 October 2014 over the ISIS attacks on Kobanê. The second session of the 25th hearing of the case was held at the Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court on 8 June.
The court did not see the election of a deputy
While the prosecutor of the file on the arrest of politicians renews their opinion, the court board, which evaluated the interim decision, evaluated the request of the Greens and Left Future Party (Green Left Party) Istanbul Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder to be elected as a member of parliament and to stop his trial due to his immunity. The delegation decided to reject Sırrı Süreyya Önder's requests separately because it is understood that there is a strong suspicion of a crime based on concrete evidence that he has committed the crime and that the legal period stipulated for judicial control is still ongoing.
The ECHR decision does not cover the Kobanê File!
Evaluating the re-submission of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for Figen Yüksekdağ, Selahattin Demirtaş and other politicians to the file, the delegation decided to continue the detention on the grounds of "strong suspicion of crime", on the grounds that the ECHR decision did not cover the file.
The next hearing will be held on July 3.