Sentencia derechos humanos

Traducción, Inglés/Español, Derecho, 845c.
3 ene. 2021 11:33

In the case of Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2), concerning the arrest and pre-trial detention of the applicant, who at the time of the events was one of the co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a left-wing pro-Kurdish political party, the Court has found several violations of the Convention, particularly freedom of expression, the right to liberty and security and the right to free elections.

The Court has also found that the reasons put forward by the authorities for the applicant’s pre-trial detention were merely cover for an ulterior political purpose: that of stifling pluralism and limiting freedom of political debate, which is at the very core of the concept of a democratic society.

Lastly, the ECHR has held that Turkey is to take all necessary measures to secure the applicant’s immediate release.