The requests concern the pushback of the applicants, a married couple, from Greece to Turkey without prior procedure. The applicant in request no. 10063/22 is a Turkmen national, and the applicant in request no. 11762/22 is a French and Turkish national. The applicants were sentenced in Turkey to six years and three months of imprisonment for alleged involvement with the FETO organization. The applicant in request no. 10063/22 is currently serving his sentence in Turkey, while the applicant in request no. 11762/22 is also currently serving her sentence there.
Invoking Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention, the applicants complain that the pushback operations in question endangered their lives and physical integrity. Alleging Article 3 of the Convention, they claim to have been subjected to ill-treatment by Greek authorities. Under Article 13 of the Convention, the applicants complain about the absence of an effective remedy allowing them to complain about these alleged violations of Articles 2 and 3. They also complain that their deportation to Turkey was not compatible with Article 3 of the Convention, alone and in conjunction with Article 13, notably because they were unable to apply for asylum in Greece. Additionally, the applicants complain that they were deprived of their liberty by Greek authorities in violation of Article 5 §§ 1, 2, and 4 of the Convention.