Belgium court decides not to prosecute Kurdish politicians
Belgium court has decided not to prosecute the Kurdish associations and politicians for terrorism charges.
In 2010 an investigation was opened by the Belgian Federal prosecutor against Kurdish politicians and associations in Belgium for terrorism accusations.
Among those subject to the investigation were Remzi Kartal, Zübeyir Aydar, Adem Uzun, Kurdish Television and other Kurdish associations in Belgium.
Today the Brussels Court decided not to prosecute them. The judge decided that there is an armed conflict going on in Turkey and therefore the terrorism law cannot be used.
He also decided not to prosecute the Kurdish Television since he considers their prosecution might be in violation of the right of the freedom of speech.
The court decision recognises that a war is going on in Turkey and that the allegations of the Turkish state, saying that the Kurds are terrorists, is false.