Euro court fines Turkey 40,000 euros on death
BRUSSELSThe European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) fined Turkey 40,000 euros in total in response to the murder of a 19-year-old man in 2006. He was shot and killed after neglecting to obey the police officer’s order to stop in the southeastern province of Adana.
The court ruled Turkey to pay 30,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage to the mother of Murat Kasap, 19, who died on Sept. 29 2006 after being shot by a police officer while trying to escape from the officer who had stopped him while he was riding a motorcycle, ruling it violated Article 2, Right to Life. The European court also decided that 10,000 euros should be paid to the four sisters of the deceased as non-pecuniary damage.
In June 2009, the police officer was found guilty by a criminal court of having caused the death by negligence.
The criminal court sentenced the officer to one year and eight months’ imprisonment, but then suspended the pronouncement of the judgment.