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Europe’s Human-Rights Court Hit by Cyberattack After Turkey Case

The European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg, France.

The European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg, France.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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Hackers launched a “large-scale cyberattack” on the website of the European Court of Human Rights after it published a ruling critical of Turkey.

The tribunal said the attack followed its Dec. 22 order for Turkey to immediately release Selahattin Demirtas, a former leader of the pro-Kurdish HDP party. The court website was offline for around 16 hours starting Tuesday, a spokesperson said. The website and the ruling could be accessed on Wednesday.