Turkey requests Dutch to extradite suspected PKK leader

Turkey had asked for his arrest because they suspect he was recruiting people for the armed wing of the PKK in Iraq, Dutch news agency reported.

Turkey requests Dutch to extradite suspected PKK leader

Dutch police have arrested a suspected leader of militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during a border patrol in the south-east of the country, a Justice Ministry official said on Thursday.

The man, identified as Hasan Adir, was arrested on Jan. 19 when he drove into the Netherlands from Germany with two other people.

The spokesman said Turkey has requested the extradition of Adir, but he has objected and has requested a court hearing, which will be held on March 18 in the southern city of Roermond.

Adir can appeal to his extradition ultimately at the Supreme Court. The Dutch Justice Minister will make a final decision, the spokesman said.

Turkey had asked for his arrest because they suspect he was recruiting people for the armed wing of the PKK in Iraq, Dutch news agency ANP reported.


Agencies

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2010, 11:02
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