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Osman Kavala news

Request of Release for Osman Kavala

BİANET Attorneys of arrested rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala have submitted a petition to the İstanbul Penal Judgeship of Peace and requested the release of their client. The attorneys have demanded that the court consider the finalized ruling of right violation and immediate release of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as of… 

PACE Rapporteurs Call for Immediate Release of Kavala After ECtHR Decision

BİANET Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) rapporteurs have called for the immediate release of Osman Kavala following a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday (May 12). Kavala, a businessperson and a rights defender, has been behind bars since October 18, 2017. Releasing a written statement, PACE rapporteurs… 

From Osman Kavala: From Silivri Prison, Two and a Half Years on

BIANET Kavala will be behind bars for 30 months by the end of this month. Sending a message from prison, he said, “What brings me towards pessimism is that an attitude that disregards universal legal norms has gained traction and legitimacy in judicial circles.” Arrested businessperson and rights defender Osman Kavala will be behind bars… 

Osman Kavala Now Also Arrested for ‘Espionage’

BİANET The new verdict of arrest for “espionage” has been given for imprisoned businessperson Osman Kavala one day before the ECtHR verdict of “right violation” and “immediate release” becomes final. Arrested in Silivri Prison in İstanbul, rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala has now also been arrested as part of a “political or military espionage”… 

Osman Kavala Must Be Released Immediately

Osman Kavala, who spent 840 days behind bars based on groundless accusations and unlawful practices, was released following his acquittal in the Gezi Park trial on 18 February 2020. However, he was promptly re-arrested on charges related to the failed coup attempt of July 15 despite this release order. Osman Kavala’s re-arrest is an example… 

No evidence found against Kavala in Gezi case, says court in detailed ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH An Istanbul court has released its reasoned decision to acquit nine people in the Gezi Park trial, including Osman Kavala. The court said no credible evidence had been provided to give substance to claims against Kavala. The philanthropist’s wiretapped telephone conversations were made “unlawfully,” and therefore could not constitute as “evidence,” it also… 

Osman Kavala: Turkey ‘re-arrests’ activist hours after acquittal

BBC A prominent Turkish businessman and human rights activist has been re-arrested, just hours after he was acquitted of trying to overthrow the government, Turkish state media says. A court ordered Osman Kavala’s immediate release earlier on Tuesday, after dropping charges against him and eight others over protests in 2013. He had spent over two… 

Osman Kavala detained hours after acquittal ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH An Istanbul court has acquitted prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight defendants in the 2013 Gezi Park case, but in a counter move, Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has ordered Kavala’s continued detention stemming from a separate case pertaining to his supposed involvement in the failed 2016 coup attempt. Philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala… 

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