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Kurdistan News Blog - Regular news from Kurdistan and Turkey. We must not allow the escalation by the Turkish military forces to happen!

Kurdish mayor jailed in Turkey for 'praising' rebel leader

Thu, 15. Jun 2006 15:32:28 +0000

A Kurdish mayor in southeastern Turkey was sentenced to 15 months in jail
Friday for remarks deemed as praise of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah
Ocalan.

Aydin Budak, the mayor of Cizre town in the province of Sirnak, told AFP by
telephone that the court found him guilty of "praising a criminal offender."

He said he would appeal against the sentence.

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Magden exposed to assaults of extreme nationalists

Sat, 10. Jun 2006
Columnist Perihan Magden, who was exposed to verbal assults of extereme
nationalists ( called as idealists in Turkey) and run danger of being
crashed in the court hearing of trial which she is charged with ' to turn
Turks against compulsory military service' said she want to live in a
country which expression of thought ceases to be crime.

The trial opened about Perihan Magden for a magazine article titled as '

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Was naked torture committed in Kurkculer F Type Prison?

It is claimed Yasin Aka named prisoner was beaten when he was dispatched to
Kurkculer F Type Prison from Mersin E Type and he was tortured naked in the
prison. Upon application of Father Osman Aka who compares those run in
prison to tortures made in Guantanamo , Human Rights Association Adana
Branch announced it will make crime report to Chief Prosecutor Office and
Justice Ministry.

Father of Yasin Aka (19) and Nizar Aka who are held in Kurkculer F Type

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''Turkey: Human rights violations during funeral of 28 March''

"Of course, we all support the PKK," says Cevat, 17. "Every family here has
someone in the PKK. "

The rioting in March and the brutal response of the Turkish security forces
have worked as an effective recruitment drive for the PKK. "We're fed up of
the discrimination. It doesn't have to be like this," says Cevat. "But every
time they do something like this, more people go into the mountains."

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Children of the repression

Guardian -Turkish Kurd teenagers turn to the PKK after enduring years of
brutality
Tue, 06. Jun 2006

Sevder is seething. Growing up in poverty and squalor, he has seen
schoolmates shot dead by Turkish security forces and had to put up with the
vulgar taunts of Turkish policemen towards his mother and sisters. His
grudges have been nourished by endless tales of family and friends burnt out

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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGAINST DISAPPEARANCES FINAL DECLARATION

The 5th International Conference Against Disappearances, was gathered in
Diyarbakýr in between May 16th and 20th, under the main title “War and
Occupation: Human Rights Violations, Torture and Disappearances”. 300
delegates from the countries; Argentina, Chile, Canada, India, Sri Lanka,
Spain, France, Bulgaria, Germany, England, Palestine, Switzerland, Holland,
Colombia, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Turkey and Northern Kurdistan

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34 Torture Investigations in Diyarbakir

Tue, 06. Jun 2006

Lawyer Analay says "Diyarbakir incidents show officials are not sincere in
zero-tolerance policy for torture". Calls for 34 investigations launched
into police torture allegations to be followed up and not be inconclusive
like others.

A total of 34 preparatory investigations have been launched against police
officers in Diyarbakir related to allegations of torture and mistreatment of

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Jail sentence to Peace Mothers

Sat, 03. Jun 2006 15:14:51 +0000

Activisits of Peace Mothers Initiative Muyesser Gunes and Sakine Arat were
sentenced to 1 year jail each and 600 YTL fine in the trial charging them
with ' appraising guilt and guilty'.

The case started about Peace Mothers Activists Muyesser Gunes and Sakine
Arat in Ankara 4 th Criminal Court of peace with charge of ''appraising
guilt and guilty'' was dealt with. The court ruled out 1 year each jail

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Open letter to the Manager of Midyat M Type Prison

What happened to the toys?
Open letter to the Manager of Midyat M Type Prison;
Dear Manager,
When I was corresponding with some political women, who are in your prison
as a political prisoner, I learned that, there is a baby in your prison, who
is 6 months and whose name is Dilan Jiyan, with her mother. My 3,5 years son
Ben Armin has posted the packet with me, which was prepared by his hands,

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Series of mass graves discovered

Soldiers uncover the mass grave in Kulp

DIYARBAKIR (DIHA 24.09.2005) – A weekly Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat,
released news saying there is a mass grave of 9 guerrillas in Kulp. Soldiers
uncovered the graves and took the bones, said the locals.

Investigations at first

A shepherd stated that the soldiers came to the spot and did investigations
around the grave. This news was published by the weekly Azadiya Welat two

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