Mistreatment and police violence in a police station. Degrading treatment

JUDGMENT 

Khani Kabbara v. Cyprus 5.6.2018 (no. 24459/12)

see here

SUMMARY 

Mistreatment by police officers during detention at a police station. An ineffective complaint investigation by the authorities. Infringement for degrading treatment (Article 3).

PROVISION 

Article 3

THE DECISION OF THE COURT 

The applicant, Hani Abdul Khani Kabbara, is a Canadian national who was born in 1984 and lives in Canada.

The case concerned an allegation of police ill-treatment.

On 27 February 2011, Mr Khani Kabbara was arrested by the police in front of a bank in Limassol. He was suspected, among other things, of having withdrawn money with a fake credit card from the bank and was immediately taken to the Limassol central police station. Still on the same day, he was examined by doctors at Limassol General Hospital who found various injuries.
Relying in particular on Article 3 (prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights, Mr Khani Kabbara alleged that he had been ill-treated by police officers during his detention at the police station and that no effective investigation had been carried out by the national authorities into his complaint.

THE DECISION OF THE COURT

Violation of Article 3 (ill-treatment and investigation)

Just satisfaction: 25,000 euros (EUR) (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 3,000 (costs and expenses)(echrcaselaw.com editing). 

 


ECHRCaseLaw

Χρησιμοποιούμε cookies για να σας προσφέρουμε καλύτερη εμπειρία στο διαδίκτυο. Συμφωνώντας, αποδέχεστε τη χρήση των cookies σύμφωνα με την Πολιτική Cookies.

Privacy Settings saved!
Ρυθμίσεις Απορρήτου

Όταν επισκέπτεστε μία ιστοσελίδα, μπορεί να λάβει κάποιες βασικές πληροφορίες από τον browser σας, κατά βάση υπό τη μορφή cookies. Εδώ μπορείτε να ρυθμίσετε τη συγκατάθεσή σας σε όλα αυτά.

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

We track anonymized user information to improve our website.
  • _ga
  • _gid
  • _gat

Decline all Services
Accept all Services