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Kurdish 'test-case' drags on

The retrial of Kurdish dissident Leyla Zana and three of her colleagues has resumed in the Turkish capital, Ankara. This is the eighth hearing in the retrial. Miss Zana was arrested for and found guilty of membership of a terrorist organisation in 1994. But her trial was considered unfair by the European Court of Human Rights. The retrial has become something of a test case. It is only taking place because of reforms to Turkey’s legal system allowing such retrials to be ordered. The reforms are part of Turkey’s attempts to join the European Union. Full Story

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