Supporters of Kurdish tv station criminalised
56 Kurdish mayors who stood up for Danish-based Kurdish Roj TV have gone on trial in Turkey, charged with aiding and abetting the outlawed terrorist organisation Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
45 of the mayors attended the opening hearing in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated south-east, reports BBC News. They are charged by state prosecutors with “knowingly and willingly” helping Kurdish rebels. The mayors – all members of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party – face up to 15 years in prison each if found guilty.
BBC News – 27 September 2006: