Kurd arrested in arson attacks on Turkish facilities

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3 December 2004 , ESSLINGEN - Police in the southwestern German city of Esslingen said on Friday they have arrested Kurdish activist on suspicions of having carried out three arson attacks against Turkish facilities. Police said the suspect was found via DNA evidence and had admitted to the attacks. The man, 26, was only described as being a member of the banned Kurdish Labour Party PKK. The arson attacks against Turkish targets in the towns of Kircheim, Nuertingen and Weilheim in the southwestern German r

3 December 2004

ESSLINGEN - Police in the southwestern German city of Esslingen said on Friday they have arrested Kurdish activist on suspicions of having carried out three arson attacks against Turkish facilities.

Police said the suspect was found via DNA evidence and had admitted to the attacks. The man, 26, was only described as being a member of the banned Kurdish Labour Party PKK.

The arson attacks against Turkish targets in the towns of Kircheim, Nuertingen and Weilheim in the southwestern German region had taken place over the past few years.

Those attacks came in the wake of the spectacular capture of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in Kenya in February 1999. Ocalan was taken to Turkey, where a court in June that year sentenced him to death on charges of treason. The country's state security court commuted the sentence in October 2002 to a life prison term.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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