Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACROSS AFRICA

Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered Left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary runoff (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered Left: Are Europe's social democrats obsolete? (part 2)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

New President says Jammeh has agreed to cede power

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

France finally grants Senegalese vets citizenship

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Fake news has had almost no impact on Wikipedia'

Read more

FOCUS

Iraq: Embedded with French special forces in Mosul

Read more

Europe

French student files lawsuit over detainment in Turkey

© Hurriyet

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2014-02-12

A French student who was deported after being detained by police during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul last June has filed a legal complaint for wrongful detention, as well as for violations of her freedom, security and right to assembly.

Elisa Marianne Couvert, 24, filed a criminal complaint at the Istanbul High Criminal Court and is seeking 50,000 Turkish liras in damages from the finance ministry for the alleged violations of her rights during her custody.

“I waited at the Kumkapı Foreigners Deportation Center for eight days under harsh conditions for the execution of the decision on my deportation,” said Couvert in her complaint.

Couvert, who studied at Galatasaray University two years ago as part of the Erasmus exchange program, was detained on June 11 while taking refuge inside a branch of the Socialist Democracy Party (SDP) during a police attack on protesters in Taksim Square.

Couvert claimed she knew nothing of the SDP – a party that is a fierce critic of the government – or of the building before she took shelter there along with about 30 others from a barrage of police teargas.

Click here to read more on the Hurriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2014-02-12

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkey moves to deport journalist after tweets critical of PM

    Read more

  • TURKEY

    EU and former ally pile pressure on Turkish PM

    Read more

  • TURKEY

    Turkey sacks 350 police officers amid corruption probe

    Read more

COMMENT(S)