International Court Finds Turkey in Grave Violation of Human Rights

(AFP)–The International Court of Justice (ICJ)–on Tuesday–found Turkey guilty of inhumane treatment of a 17-year old boy while in police custody–and demanded they pay 8,000 euro to the boy.

The ethnic Chalean was arrested on December 25–1991–holding a Molotov Cocktail during a demonstration in Istanbul. The boy was condemned to death in 1996; the sentence was later reduced to 16 years imprisonment.

The ICJ found that the boy was tortured while in police custody–and though he sustained physical injury–details were deliberately left out of medical reports.

The ICJ also found that the crime against the youth is a grave violation of human rights–according to European law.

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