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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Turkey found guilty of human rights violations in case of slain Cypriots

Turkey has been found guilty of violating the European Convention on Human Rights in the cases of two Cypriots murdered during anti-occupation demonstrations in 1996, the Cyprus Embassy in Washington, D.C. said Thursday.

The European Court of Human Rights handed down the ruling, awarding monetary compensation to the families of Anastasios Isaak and Solomos Solomou, who were killed by Turkish nationals and Turkish Cypriots in the protests, which took place in eastern Cyprus.

Isaak was beaten to death by counter protestors, while Solomou was shot by Turkish snipers after entering a buffer zone near the spot of Isaak’s killing.

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