ECtHR announces verdict in Ceylan Önkol case
The ECtHR ruled in favor of the Turkish state in the case of Ceylan Önkol who was killed with a mortar shell fired from an outpost in Amed countryside in 2009.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) announced its verdict in the case filed by the family of Ceylan Önkol who was killed at the age of 12 with a mortar shell fired from Yayla outpost while pasturing sheep in Şenlik village in Amed's Lice district on September 28, 2009.
The ECtHR ruled that Turkey did not violate Önkol's right to life nor its responsibility to run an effective investigation into the incident.
Önkol family and lawyers have the right to appeal against the verdict within three months.
Önkol family and their lawyers had applied to the European Court of Human Rights on October 8, 2010 and reiterated their application in May, 2012 after their demand for an effective and impartial investigation was rejected and suspects were not brought to light.