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Osman Kavala news

Release Osman Kavala

Turkish authorities should immediately release human rights defender Osman Kavala, in compliance with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ decision of 3 September 2020, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch and the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project said today. The decision followed a Committee of Ministers hearing to assess the execution of… 

Council of Europe urges Turkey to immediately release Kavala

EXPRESSION INTERRUPTED The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, in charge of supervising implementation of European Court of Human Rights’s (ECtHR) judgments, urged Turkish authorities to immediately release businessman and rights defender Osman Kavala, imprisoned since 2017. The Committee convened in Strasbourg on 1-3 September to review implementation of the European Court’s judgment on Kavala’s… 

Statement from the US Foreign Office: Kavala should be released

The U.S. Department of State demanded from Turkey, the release of Osman Kavala, who has been imprisoned for 1000 days without conviction. The U.S. Department of State made a written statement about the detention of businessman and human rights activist Osman Kavala. In a statement, Turkey to ‘international obligations’ reminded: As of this week, Turkish… 

Thousand words to be said for Osman Kavala on 1,000th day of imprisonment

DUVAR ENGLISH A thousand words that participants will submit to an online effort will be released on the 1,000th day of philanthropist, businessman and human rights activist Osman Kavala’s incarceration. The deadline for participation was set for July 23. A thousand words that people will use to describe Osman Kavala will be released on July… 

From Kavala’s attorney to state-run news agency: Presumption of innocence violated

BIANET The Anadolu Agency (AA) published a news report entitled “The famous figures of the FETÖ were also brought to account” yesterday (July 14). Published by the state-run AA on its website ahead of the fourth anniversary of the attempted coup on July 15, the report also referred to arrested businessperson and rights defender Osman… 

Kavala says Turkish gov’t keeping him imprisoned in unlawful way with no evidence

DUVAR ENGLISH Jailed philanthropist and civil society activist Osman Kavala has said that the Turkish government has been unlawfully keeping him in jail as there is not a single evidence to back up the accusations against him. “They are trying to maintain my imprisonment with a chain of legal cases. None of the investigations against… 

“Virtual opera” about Osman Kavala and his snails in prison

DUVAR ENGLISH A U.S.-based documentary maker produced a 10-minute opera about jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala and his pet snails. The human rights activist and businessman has been imprisoned for nearly a thousand days, and adopted two snails as pets in prison. The volunteers recorded the opera from remote locations, only to be mixed together later…. 

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… 

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