Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Turkish journalists charged with helping Kurd rebels

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish state prosecutors on Monday charged nine people, including a journalist who works for Reuters news agency, with spreading propaganda on behalf of Kurdish separatists.

If found guilty the nine, who include other journalists and human rights activists, face up to three years in jail.

Turkish national Ferit Demir, a stringer for Reuters based in the eastern town of Tunceli, was detained last August when he observed the handover of a soldier abducted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels to representatives of a human rights group.

He and the other men were then freed pending investigations.

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