Liability and Sanctions

Koçak, Yavaş and Özyurda v Turkey (decision), 3 July 2003 [ECtHR]

Cases nos 23720/02, 23735/02 and 23736/02

3. The applicants complain under Articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Convention on account of being tried for their political beliefs.
The Court notes that the applicants were tried and convicted on account of aiding and abetting an illegal organisation in accordance with Article 169 of the Criminal Code and not because they were member of a political party nor because of their views. The Court further notes that there is nothing in the case files which could support the applicants’ claims concerning the complaints under Articles 9, 10 and 11. The Court therefore considers that this part of the applications is also manifestly ill-founded within the meaning of Article 35 § 3 of the Convention and must be rejected pursuant to Article 35 § 4.

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