Submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: Nedim Sener v. Turkey (no. 38270/11) Group of Cases

This briefing is submitted in accordance with Rule 9(2) of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers for the supervision of the execution of judgments, in advance of the 1369th (Human Rights) meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on the execution of judgments.

Considering Turkey’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as other provisions of international human rights law, Amnesty International seeks to assist the Committee of Ministers in its evaluation of the general measures that the Turkish government has taken to date to comply with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the Nedim Sener v. Turkey group of cases.

Amnesty International would like to share with the Committee of Ministers its concerns about the continuing suppression of the right to freedom of expression through lengthy and punitive pre-trial detention along with prosecutions based on a broad interpretation and application of anti-terrorism legislation and other criminal law provisions.