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Kurd activists leave Turkish jail

Four prominent Kurdish activists, including award-winning ex-MP Leyla Zana, have been freed from Turkish jail pending an appeal. A Turkish court ordered the release on Wednesday after a state prosecutor called for their sentences – imposed in 1994 – to be quashed. Their trials had been widely condemned by human rights groups. The European Commission welcomed the decision as a sign that reforms in Turkey were gathering pace. Full Story

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