Tüm v. Turkey (11855/04)

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Date 20080617
Article 5(3)
Decision violation

Violation of Article 5 § 3

Tüm v. Turkey (no. 11855/04)

The applicant, Okan Tüm, is a Turkish national who was born in 1977 and lives in Kocaeli (Turkey).

He was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention in October 1996 on suspicion of belonging to an illegal organisation. Although he was released in December 2005, the criminal proceedings against him are apparently still pending. Relying on Article 5 § 3 (right to liberty and security), the applicant complained of the length of his pre-trial detention.

The Court held, by six votes to one, that there had been a violation of Article 5 § 3 and awarded the applicant EUR 4,500 for non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,660 for costs and expenses. (The judgment is available only in French.)