In Turkey continues to the oppositiepoliticus Selahattin Demirtas, who is accused of terror, in pre-trial detention. The court of Ankara ignores therefore the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECTHR), that his release had been recommended.
Ramazan Demir, one of the lawyers of the politician, said that the court of Ankara on Thursday all beslistte that Demirtas longer in provisional detention should continue. The trial against Demirtas was Friday not continued. The next session is for 23 to 25 January in the role.
The Turkish judges are opposed to a recent judgment of the European Court for Human Rights, which ruled that the long remand of Demirtas was not justified and that he immediately needed to be released. Actually, should Turkey, as a member of the Council of Europe to comply with judgments of the ECTHR, but president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that he is not bound to feel. Ankara is acting like the ruling of the ECTHR does not exist, said lawyer Demir.
Only last week upheld a court of appeal a long-term imprisonment of Demirtas in another lawsuit around terrorist propaganda. Therefore, Demirtas still in the prison stay, even though he would be in the main proceedings, from pre-trial detention is dismissed.
The trial against the ex-chairman of the influential pro-Kurdish party HDP and verbal strong opponent of Erdogan is abroad, closely followed. The EU delegation in Turkey had observers in the court.