Greece sentences Turkish leftist militant to prison

Huseyin Fevzi Tekin, a member of Turkey's outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) has been sentenced for his role in a 2011 explosion in Thessaloniki and on charges of possession of weapons and explosives.

Greece sentences Turkish leftist militant to prison

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Greek court sentenced on Tuesday a member of an outlawed Turkish leftist group to seven years in prison for his role in a 2011 explosion in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, which left one person dead.

Thessaloniki Court of Appeals heard that witness statements and fingerprint evidence proved that Huseyin Fevzi Tekin from the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) participated in the Thessaloniki explosion.

Tekin, one of the key members of DHKP-C, was arrested last February under a fake Bulgarian identity in an ammunition-laden safe house in Athens.

He was arrested along with Murat Korkut, Bilgehan Karpat and Ismail Akkol, suspected of being involved in the the assassination of prominent Turkish businessman Ozdemir Sabanci in 1996 in Istanbul.

Tekin was also convicted on charges of possession of weapons and explosives.

Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) is an outlawed Marxist-Leninist party in Turkey, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, United States and the European Union after having carrying out a number of assassinations and suicide bombings.

In mid-April, the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals refused Turkey's demand to extradite Tekin, pending Greece's response to his political asylum request.

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