Statement by Osman Kavala

August 2, 2022

The claim that foreign funds were transferred to support the Gezi events by way of me, is a mythic allegation for the use of discrediting the Gezi protests and keeping me in prison. Despite years of striving, no evidence, information, or even a sign could have been put forward concerning that allegation.

The prosecution process and the Gezi trial, both of which secured my imprisonment for nearly five years, were carried out on the basis of intense unlawfulness.

It is unacceptable to try to justify the grave human rights violations the ECtHR has determined and called for putting an end in its numerous decisions, by repeating the baseless allegations about the Gezi events, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs has done recently.

Osman Kavala