Thursday, February 09, 2006

Prosecutor denies Öcalan suffered heart spasm in prison

A Turkish prosecutor denied on Tuesday that imprisoned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan had suffered a heart spasm overnight.

A Turkish official had said earlier that the 57-year-old Öcalan experienced a mild heart problem related to his being overweight but that he was in a stable condition. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

But the prosecutor's office that oversees the prison island of İmrali, where Öcalan is the sole inmate, denied that the PKK leader had a heart problem.

Read the whole story on Turkish Daily News

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