The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rejected the application about death fasting arrested lawyer Aytaç Ünsal.

While the lawyer has been on a death fast for a fair trial for 212 days as of today (September 2), the ECtHR has rejected the application made for him with a request for an interim measure.

In its judgement, the ECtHR has underlined that the state should consider Ünsal's demand for a medical examination by independent physicians.

The rejection of the ECtHR has been shared with the public by the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD), which Aytaç Ünsal is a member of. In its social media message, the ÇHD has said:

'Responsibility lies with all judicial authorities'

"The application submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a request for an interim measure due to the health condition of Aytaç Ünsal has been concluded. Even though it knows that Ebru [Timtik] has lost her life, it has rejected the request made for Aytaç.

"Though the reports of the hospital and Medical Association define the additional risks posed by pandemic and negative effects of prison conditions, the court, without touching upon these documents, has given a ruling of rejection on the grounds that there is no imminent danger about Aytaç.

"Right before Ebru lost her life, the Constitutional Court also said that there was no imminent danger. After this stage, the responsibility of any negative consequence that might arise about Aytaç lies with all judicial authorities that have not done what is necessary."