European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber will discuss Osman Kavala case on 11 July
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights said that the case of Osman Kavala will be heard on 11 July.
The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber said that the case of Osman Kavala will be heard on 11 July at 11am in Strasbourg. The hearing will be open to the public.
The Grand Chamber will convene to determine whether Turkey abided by the ECtHR verdict on Kavala as per article 46/1 of the European Convention on Human Rights on "binding force and execution of judgments."
The case was taken to the chamber after the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers initiated infringement proceedings against Turkey due to its failure to abide by the decision for the release of Kavala on December 10, 2019.
Kavala has been in jail for over four years, accused of anti-state activities in connection with the anti-government Gezi protests of 2013 and the so-called attempted coup in 2016.
The 64-year-old denies the allegations against himself, describes them as "conspiracy theories" and sees himself as a victim of political instrumentalization by the Turkish government. The European Court of Human Rights assessed a first trial against Kavala in December 2019 as politically motivated and demanded his release. Turkey ignored this.
On April 25, he was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment for "attempting to overthrow the government" and the seven other defendants were sentenced to 18 years in prison for aiding the attempt.