A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel on the grounds that his year-long imprisonment in Turkey has been unlawful.
An individual application to the Constitutional Court was filed on journalist Salih Turan’s behalf, who was arrested on “making propaganda for an armed terrorist organization” charges on 12 February.
The application was filed by the Head of Media and Law Studies Association’s Legal Unit Veysel Ok, Zelal Pelin Doğan, and Nevroz Akalan and demands Turan’s release with an interim measure and his case to be examined with priority.
Comprehensive justice monitoring study by MLSA suggests that Turkish courts rely on detention measures excessively in freedom of speech trials; detainees are often not brought to court, or they are handcuffed unnecessarily
Turkish courts detain suspects when the only evidence against them is their written or spoken words, a justice monitoring study conducted by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) in the second half of 2018 has found.
An application to the Constitutional Court was filed on behalf of İdris Yılmaz, who is represented by the Media and Law Studies Association.
MLSA organized a workshop titled "Significant Points in Procedure of Individual Application to the ECtHR and Contemporary Issues" in partnership with the Diyarbakır Bar Association