The European Court of the Human Rights (ECtHR) announced its verdict of application of Raif Önkol and Saliha Önkol, the family of Ceylan Önkol who lost her life aged 12 in an explosion that took place as she was pasturing sheep in Turkey’s southeastern Lice district in Diyarbakır province.
Stating that her right to live was violated and no effective investigation was run, Önkol family had applied to the ECtHR.
The court ruled that Turkey did no violation in neither cases.
What had happened?
Ceylan Önkol lost her life in an explosion she was pasturing sheep in Hambaz (Xambaz) hamlet of Şenlik village in Turkey’s southeastern Lice district in Diyarbakır province on September 28, 2009.
Her body was left at the scene for six hours, the prosecutor went to crime scene investigation three days later due to “life safety”.
A lawsuit still hasn’t been filed as to the killing of Ceylan Önkol. (AS/TK)
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