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Turkish authorities and sentenced to 7.5 years in prison a judge of the ICC is in violation of the law

A Turkish court has sentenced to imprisonment for seven and a half years of aydın Sedate Akaya, judge of the International criminal court in the Hague (ICC), recognized as a «member of a terrorist organization» under the leadership of preacher Fethullah Gulen.

About it writes on Thursday, June 15, the news Agency Reuters.

Akay was arrested in September last year and since then is in custody. He became one of tens of thousands of citizens arrested in the framework of «clean series» after the coup attempt.

The Hague Tribunal has issued in connection with the verdict of the official statement, which stated: the actions of the Turkish authorities are «further violation» of international laws. Recall that ICC judges have diplomatic immunity in accordance with international law.

Sedat Aydin Akay was engaged in the analysis of appeals and made the final decisions for war crimes in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. At the time of his arrest, he was part of the judging panel, which considered the case of the Rwandan policy of Augustin Shibatae, accused of genocide of the citizens. The hearing was postponed in connection with the arrest of a Turkish judge.

Recall that in March this year, the ICC President Theodor Meron issued a question about the arrest of colleagues for consideration of the UN security Council.

Turkish authorities and sentenced to 7.5 years in prison a judge of the ICC is in violation of the law
15.06.2017

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