European Human Rights Court to Hear Ocalan Case
The European Human Rights Court agreed Friday to review the death sentence handed down in Turkey to Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
A panel of 17 judges said Ocalan's complaints that he had not received a fair trial and that his freedom of expression, religion and other rights had been violated would be heard by the court.
Ocalan, leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), was sentenced to death in June 1999 for treason and separatism under the terms of a Turkish law covering "terrorist" acts -- STRASBOURG (AFP)
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