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Turkey: Death sentence after unfair trial: The case of Abdullah Öcalan

, Index number: EUR 44/040/1999

Abdullah Öcalan was sentenced to death for treason and separatism on 29 June 1999. This report demonstrates the ways in which his trial failed to meet international standards for fair trials, examining his access to lawyers, conditions of detention and the harassment suffered by his defence counsel. The report also examines the wider implication of Abdullah Ocalan's death sentence for the future application of the death penalty in Turkey.

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