Convicted DHKP-C member Erdal is missing

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1 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Convicted Turkish DHKP-C militant Fehriye Erdal has disappeared, just a day after being jailed for four years.

1 March 2006

BRUSSELS — Convicted Turkish DHKP-C militant Fehriye Erdal has disappeared, just a day after being jailed for four years.

A DHKP-C spokesman, the Justice Ministry and the federal public prosecution office have confirmed her disappearance.

Police conducted house raids on Tuesday night but to no avail, the DHKP-C spokesman said, news agency Belga reported on Wednesday.

"Searches were held at various addresses — such as at my house and in the apartment of my mother on the floor below me — despite the fact her place of hiding is not with me or my family," he said. "I have no idea where she now is."

The Interior Ministry has refused to comment on the matter, referring questions to the Justice Ministry where a Francophone spokeswoman said: "Fehriye Erdal is missing and is being internationally sought."

After sources first told Turkish media that the convicted militant was missing, the Belgian federal public prosecution office also confirmed reports that Erdal had not yet been arrested.

Brugge Court sentenced Erdal to four years jail on Tuesday. Six other DHKP-C members were sentenced to jail terms ranging from four to six years.

The DHKP-C is accused of trying to overthrow the Turkish government and is considered by the US and the EU as a terrorist organisation.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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