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Title:Íner v. Turkey
Application No:43504/04
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Date of Judgment:14-12-2010
Conclusion:Violation of article 3
Compensation awarded

(Press release)
The applicant is a Turkish national who was born in 1968 and lives in Izmir (Turkey). She was arrested and taken into police custody in 1997 on suspicion of having assisted the PKK. She alleged that she had been beaten during her arrest and subsequently insulted, tortured and raped by police officers while in their custody, relying on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) on that account. She attempted to commit suicide after her arrest and subsequently in her cell while in police custody, claiming that she was haunted by the violence inflicted on her and wished to protect herself from any further torture. The police officers concerned were found not guilty for lack of evidence. The applicant further alleged that her complaints had not given rise to a serious investigation and had not been examined by independent and impartial authorities.

Violation of Article 3
Just satisfaction: EUR 21,000 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 2,000 (costs and expenses)

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