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Kurdish activists remain in jail

Award-winning Kurdish activist Leyla Zana and three other Kurds must remain in prison, a Turkish court has ruled. The defendants have been in prison since 1994, convicted of belonging to the Kurdish paramilitary group, PKK. The case was reopened last year after the European Court of Human Rights ruled the original trial was unfair. A European Commission spokesman has condemned the verdict and said it would be taken into account in considering Turkey’s European Union entry bid. Full Story

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