US Disappointed By Conviction Of Rights Activist Kavala By Turkey – State Department

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty sixth April, 2022) The United States is disillusioned by a Turkish courtroom’s determination to condemn Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala to life in jail, the US State Department mentioned in a press release.

“The United States is deeply troubled and disappointed by the court’s decision to convict Osman Kavala today. His unjust conviction is inconsistent with respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law. We again call on Turkey to release Osman Kavala, in keeping with European Court of Human Rights rulings, as well as to free all others arbitrarily incarcerated,” the State Department mentioned.

“We remain gravely concerned by the continued judicial harassment of civil society, media, political and business leaders in Turkey, including through prolonged pretrial detention, overly broad claims of support for terrorism, and criminal insult cases. The people of Turkey deserve to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms without fear of retribution,” it mentioned.

The State Department urge the Turkish authorities to stop “politically motivated” prosecutions and to respect the rights and freedoms of Turkish residents.

The courtroom on Monday sentenced Kavala, whose launch was beforehand supported by the ambassadors of 10 nations, to life imprisonment.

In October 2021, the embassies of Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States known as on Turkey to launch Kavala, who’s accused of being concerned in an try and overthrow the federal government. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of those nations and reminded them of the necessity to adjust to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Following this, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned he had given directions to declare these ambassadors personae non gratae. At the top of October, the US embassy in Turkey mentioned it doesn’t intrude within the inside affairs of different nations. Other embassies adopted swimsuit. Erdogan then mentioned the incident was over.

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