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Turkey: US Ambassadors and Germany demand the release of Osman Kavala

Turkey: US Ambassadors and Germany demand the release of Osman Kavala

Some of the embassies of the most powerful countries, including USA. and her Germany, asked the Turkey the immediate release of the businessman Osman Kavala. THE Anchor described the request as “inadmissible”.

The 63-year-old Kavala, known for his intense business activity in the field of publishing, but also for his philanthropic work, was arrested in October 2017 on various charges related to the anti-government demonstrations in Gezi Park in 2013 and the failed coup of 2016. He remains in custody here over three years without being convicted. THE Kavala denies all charges but has not been released despite her conviction Anchor from European Court of Human Rights, in December 2019.

After being acquitted last year of participating in the 2013 protests, he was arrested the next day and then remanded in custody, this time accused of seeking to overthrow the government in a 2016 coup attempt and espionage. Rights groups have called for his trial Kavala symbolic of repression against dissidents in Turkey. The embassies today demanded a fair and speedy resolution of his case Kavala, four years after his imprisonment.

“Continued delays in his trial, including the merging of different cases and the creation of new ones following a previous acquittal, overshadow respect for democracy, the rule of law and transparency in the Turkish judiciary,” they said. “In light of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on this issue, we call on Turkey to ensure his immediate release,” the embassies added. Specifically, its embassies Canada, της Denmark, της Germany, της Ολλανδίας, της Of Norway, της Sweden and of USA. notified their announcement to Twitter.

Reacting, the Turk Minister Interior, Suleiman Soilou, stated that the Turkey is a democratic rule of law. “It is unacceptable for ambassadors to make a recommendation to the judiciary in an ongoing case,” he said. “Your recommendation and suggestion casts a shadow over your understanding of the rule of law and democracy,” he said.

The Council of Europe ordered last September Turkey to release the opposition Kavala until the end of November, threatening that otherwise it will start the sanctions process against it Anchor. THE Kavala, who has always denied the charges against him, risks life imprisonment. He will appear in court again on November 26.

Meanwhile, diplomats angered the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He invited the ambassadors of the ten countries, including them USA., της Germany and her France, to protest against their appeal to release the publisher Osman Kavala, broadcast by Turkish state news agency Anatolia.