(VOA NEWS)–The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Turkey for its treatment of two men detained in 1995 for their alleged ties to a Kurdish rebel group. The court announced its decision in the case of Abdulrezzak Aydin and Abdullah Yunus on Tuesday.
Doctors found the two men were physically abused while in Turkish police custody after a police raid against the Kurdistan Workers Party.
The European court ruled that Turkey had failed to fulfill its obligation to protect individuals while in the custody of police officers. It awarded each of the men approximately 27,000 dollars for damages and legal fees.