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Cyprus:ECHR ruling on Adali proves another human rights violation by Turkey
2005-04-01 11:53:53

Nicosia, Apr 1 (CNA) –Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides stated today that the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling against Turkey in the case of the murder of Turkish Cypriot journalist Kutlu Adal in 1996 ''is a confirmation of yet another violation of human rights by Turkey''.

The ECHR yesterday found Turkey guilty for violating Article 2 concerning the lack of an effective investigation into the killing of Adali, who was critical of the Turkish occupation of Cyprus’ northern third and of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash’s policies.

Under Article 41 (just satisfaction), the Court awarded the applicant, Adali’s widow 20,000 euros (EUR) for non-pecuniary damage and EUR 75,000 for costs and expenses.

Chrysostomides said that is obvious the European Court of Human Rights has found that Turkey violated various articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights in the case of Adali and awarded non-pecuniary damages.

“This is a confirmation of yet another violation of human rights by Turkey”, he concluded.

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