Russian woman’s rights violated during naked search, top Turkish court rules
Oya Armutçu – ANKARATurkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled there was a rights violation in failing to effectively prosecute an allegation made by a Russian woman, who claimed she was subjected to a strip search during her detention period in Turkey.
According to the court’s ruling, which was announced through the Official Gazette on June 14, the rights of Russian Albina A. were violated when her allegations that she was exposed to ill treatment during her 17-day detention period were not prosecuted. The court also ruled for an indemnity payment worth 5,000 Turkish Liras.
Albina A., whose mother is married to a Turkish man, was detained by Istanbul police in 2011 after she was discovered to have entered Turkey with a fake identity 30 times despite an entrance ban issued due to an expired visa.