The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Grand Chamber has announced that the case of Osman Kavala will be heard on July 11 at 11 a.m. in Strasbourg. The hearing will be open to the public.

The Grand Chamber will convene to determine whether Turkey abided by the ECtHR verdict on Kavala as per article 46/1 of the European Convention on Human Rights on "binding force and execution of judgments."

The case was taken to the chamber after the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers initiated infringement proceedings against Turkey due to its failure to abide by the decision for the release of Kavala on December 10, 2019.

Kavala, a businessperson and a rights defender, has been behind bars since October 2017.

On April 25, he was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment for "attempting to overthrow the government" and the seven other defendants were sentenced to 18 years in prison for aiding the attempt.