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Dağabakan and Yıldırım v. Turkey


Source: hudoc
The European Court of Human Rights has notified on 9th of april in writing the following eight Chamber judgments, none of which is final.

The applicants, Mehmet Dağabakan and Çetin Yıldırım, are Turkish nationals who were born in 1945 and 1969 respectively and live in Bursa. The case concerned the two men’s allegation that they had been ill-treated in police custody on 15 June 1999 in order to oblige them to reveal where Mr Dağabakan’s wanted son was hiding or to hand him over to the police. The medical report drawn up that day at 5.50 p.m. – mentioning “no signs of violence” – stipulated that the applicants had no complaint about any acts of violence against them. On the same day, the applicants filed a criminal complaint for ill-treatment against their custody officers. Another medical report drawn up two days later mentioned swelling and sensitivity on the left-hand side of the applicant’s chin. Relying in particular on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), the applicants complained that they had been ill-treated during their police custody and that the courts failed to duly examine their allegations.

Two violations of Article 3 (ill-treatment and investigation) in respect of Mr Yıldırım
Remaining complaints inadmissible

Just satisfaction: The applicants did not submit any claim for just satisfaction.

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