Turk­ish courts with­draws law­suit against Nure­at­tin Demir­tas

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Turk­ish gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment has be­gun draw­ing up bills on Kur­dish ques­tions. The gov­ern­ment pre­sented a pro­posal for amend­ing the Jus­tice and Anti-Ter­ror law. The amend­ment was voted for by Nure­at­tin Demir­tas, the for­mer co-chair­man of the Demo­cratic So­ci­ety Party (DTP).

Af­ter the amend­ment was ap­proved by Par­lia­ment, the Turk­ish courts de­cided to with­draw the law­suit they had filed against Demir­tas late in 2007, when the politi­cian was ar­rested for de­liv­er­ing a speech un­der a pic­ture of the PKK leader, Ab­dulla Öcalan. He was ac­cused of links to the PKK and forced into mil­i­tary con­scrip­tion, but he was not ac­cused of be­ing a mem­ber of the PKK. The court with­drew the ac­cu­sa­tions against him last Thurs­day.

Nure­at­tin Demir­tas.

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