Kama v. Turkey (24917/04)
iolation of Article 5 § 3
Violation of Article 6 § 1 (length)
Kama v. Turkey (no. 24917/04)
The applicant, Bayram Kama, is a Turkish national who was born in 1972 and lives in Tekirdağ (Turkey).
In February 1993 he was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention for various acts of terrorism. He was released in October 2006. The criminal proceedings against him are apparently still pending. Relying on Article 5 § 3 (right to liberty and security) and Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial within a reasonable time), among other provisions, he complained about the length of his pre-trial detention and of the proceedings against him.
The Court held unanimously that there had been violations of Article 5 § 3 and Article 6 § 1. It awarded the applicant EUR 7,000 for non-pecuniary damage and EUR 1,000 for costs and expenses. (The judgment is available only in French.)