Prolonging the provisional detention of a Member of Parliament without sufficient justification violates the freedom of expression of the people’s will and his right to stand for election.
JUDGMENT Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey 20.11.2018 (no. 2) (no. 14305/17) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the arrest and pre-trial detention of Mr Selahattin Demirtaş, 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 accepted that Mr Demirtaş had […]