The ECtHR rejected Buyuk’s appeal against Bulgaria because of a missed deadline

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected the appeal of Abdullah Buyuk against Bulgaria due to missed deadlines. This is clear from a court decision published on Friday. Buyuk complains about the conditions of detention in Bulgaria. However, the court did not consider the merits of the appeal, but rejected it because it was not filed within the time limit.

The ECtHR accepts the arguments of the Bulgarian authorities that the applicant did not take advantage of the opportunity to seek compensation from the administrative courts in time because he had the right under Bulgarian legislation.

Büyük’s defense argued that he did not do so because he was in continuous detention in Turkey and could not contact his relatives.

Abdullah Buyuk is the first case of a returned Turkish citizen that became known to the society in Bulgaria. Two judicial panels in our country are unanimous that he was persecuted because of his political beliefs and refuse to fulfill Turkey’s request for extradition. Nevertheless, Büyük was handed over to Ankara, and Turkish media learned about the actions of the Bulgarian authorities.

Büyük was jailed on terrorism-related charges and has been under house arrest since December 2019. Already in 2017, he filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights against Bulgaria. The subject of the case is the administrative measure “take to the border” that was applied to him, as well as the poor living conditions during the detention while the extradition request is being considered. The ECtHR allowed only the complaint about the conditions of detention to be considered.

At the beginning of August, it became known that the Turkish opposition politician Selahattin Yuriunwhom Bulgaria handed over to Ankara in 2020, has been granted refugee status in Poland and no longer has to hide and live under a foreign name.

During the administration of the governments of the leader of GERB Boyko Borisov Bulgaria regularly handed over Turkish-designated opponents of the Erdogan regime. This is happening after the mass purges against the so-called “Gülenists,” supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the failed coup attempt against Erdogan in 2016.

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