The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) asked the Turkish authorities on Monday to comply with the order issued by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe last Thursday and to release the philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been imprisoned since November 2017.
The decision of the Committee of Ministers came after a meeting to assess the enforcement of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Kavala case.
The committee, acting in its capacity to oversee the aforementioned court’s judgments, ordered Turkey “to ensure the plaintiff’s immediate release” and noted “a strong suspicion that his current detention was a continuation of that established by the court Violations is “.
“The decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe confirms our claim that behind the court orders extending the detention of Osman Kavala are political considerations and that coordinated official efforts are being made to prevent his release,” criticized the director. from HRW for Turkey, Emma Sinclair-Webb.