Kurds under investigation over 'terror funding'

12th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 10, 2007 (AFP) - Ten Kurds have been placed under investigation in France after being arrested on suspicion of money-laundering on behalf of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), officials said on Friday.

PARIS, Feb 10, 2007 (AFP) - Ten Kurds have been placed under investigation in France after being arrested on suspicion of money-laundering on behalf of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), officials said on Friday.

The ten were part of a group of 15 Kurds seized earlier this week in an investigation headed by France's top anti-terrorist judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere.

The other five had earlier had investigations opened against them on suspicion of "criminal association in relation with a terrorist enterprise" as well as "funding terrorism" and "organized money-laundering".

Fourteen of the group, most of whom are from Turkey, have been remanded into custody.

The PKK is regarded as a terrorist organization by the European Union, the United States and Turkey.

Ten other Kurds were to go before a judge Friday.

The Kurds were seized earlier this week as part of an investigation headed by France's top anti-terrorist judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere.

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Subject: French news, Terrorism

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