Legal report on Indictment: Turkey v Osman Kavala and others

Kevin Dent QC from the BHRC has had a thorough look at the indictment against Osman Kavala and others in the Gezi Park trial.

This legal report is drafted by Kevin Dent QC as part of the Turkey Indictment Project, established by PEN Norway, and represents an analysis of the indictment in the case of Turkey v Osman Kavala and others, popularly known as the Gezi Park trial.

Download the reports here:

Turkey Indictment Project Gezi Park Indictment_EN

Turkey Indictment Project Gezi Park Indictment_TR

On 29 September 2020, a new indictment was filed against Osman Kavala. On 8 October 2020, this indictment was accepted by the 36th Heavy Criminal Court in Istanbul. The new indictment is similar to the previous one. We will be paying close attention to the new indictment.

This report is a part of PEN Norway’s Turkey Indictment Project. You can see more reports and read about the project here.

The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Consulate in Istanbul and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.