Hamburg higher court frees PKK terrorist

A German court on Friday set free a high ranking PKK terrorist

Hamburg higher court frees PKK terrorist

World Bulletin / News Desk

According to the German newspaper Die Welt, the Hamburg Higher Regional Court has given a suspended sentence to a high ranking 60 year old PKK terrorist codenamed "Beşir". The former PKK executive of the Bremen area was previously sentenced to one year and nine months of imprisonment without parole.

The PKK, a recognized EU terrorist group, carries out murder and attacks in Turkey, the judge said.

 But in issuing the mild verdict, the judge took into account the man's admission to being a PKK member and his Yezidi origin, which the judge said meant that he was subject to persecution.  

The judge recognized the role of the PKK in fighting against ISIL in both Syria and Iraq as the Sunni extremist group tried to commit genocide against the Yezidi ethno-religious minority. In 2014, for example, PKK fighters came to the rescue of Yezidis in Sinjar in Iraq.

Between August 2014 and March 2015, the man collected money for the PKK, organized propaganda and took part in membership meetings, the judge said. His name was not provided in line with German privacy laws.

Source: Die Welt/Deutsche Welle

Last Mod: 27 Kasım 2016, 10:03
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