Chief, 10 oth­ers face ter­ror charge

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IS­TAN­BUL - Tur­key's of­fi­cial news agency says the Is­tan­bul pros­e­cu­tor's of­fice is charg­ing Amnesty In­ter­na­tional's Tur­key chief and ten oth­ers for be­long­ing to and aid­ing ter­ror groups.

The Anadolu news agency said of­fi­cials com­pleted an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the 11 hu­man rights ac­tivists, who are now pend­ing trial.

Po­lice detained the ac­tivists dur­ing a work­shop on dig­i­tal se­cu­rity at a ho­tel near Is­tan­bul in July.

Eight peo­ple, in­clud­ing Ger­man Peter Steudt­ner and Swede Ali Ghar­avi, were ar­rested. Three oth­ers were detained but re­leased pend­ing trial.

They are ac­cused of aid­ing armed ter­ror or­gan­i­sa­tions in al­leged com­mu­ni­ca­tions with sus­pects linked to Kur­dish and left-wing mil­i­tants as well as the move­ment led by US-based Mus­lim cleric Fethul­lah Gulen, who is ac­cused of or­ches­trat­ing last year's coup at­tempt. Gulen has de­nied the ac­cu­sa­tions.

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