Author Topic: UK High Court Judge refuses another extradition request from Turkey.  (Read 837 times)

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Offline KKOB

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Judge says prison numbers since attempted coup means guards may not be able to assert control.

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/feb/15/uk-high-court-refuses-turkey-extradition-due-to-overcrowded-prisons



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Re: UK High Court Judge refuses another extradition request from Turkey.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 06:11:01 AM »
An interesting and well written article.  I am glad that the UK is making a small stand, with regard to human rights in Turkey.  Over the last 5yrs Turkey has gone backwards with human rights and will continue to do so, unless there is a radical change.........I can see herds of pigs flying past my villa !!

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Re: UK High Court Judge refuses another extradition request from Turkey.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 10:37:46 AM »
In the UK, prisoners objecting to extradition can draw on protections guaranteed by the European Court of Human Rights. These include:
Article 3 which guarantees the right to freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
Article 6 which guarantees the right to a fair trial;
Article 10 which guarantees the right to freedom of expression; and
Article 14 which prohibits discrimination on, amongst other matters, political views.
I wonder how many of these tests Turkey is capable of passing.

[P.S. The ECHR is not part of the EU so we remain participants in it post-Brexit.]

 

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Re: UK High Court Judge refuses another extradition request from Turkey.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 21:56:28 PM »
Accurate, brief, concise and wholly informative.


Thanks Colwyn.

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Re: UK High Court Judge refuses another extradition request from Turkey.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 06:56:00 AM »
Err..... none Colwyn !!! There are many Turkish laws re Human Rights, but they are very bendy   ;)  ;)




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