Belgium prosecutes Kurds that are victims of state terror
As a result of Turkey’s pressures, Belgium once again prosecutes Kurds. A court hearing was held as part of the raid on Kurdish institutions on 2010.
As a result of Turkey’s pressures, Belgium once again prosecutes Kurds. A court hearing was held as part of the raid on Kurdish institutions on 2010. The hearing was closed to the press and the judges are expected to decide on the official start date of the case.
33 people, 2 TV stations and 7 civil society organizations are prosecuted in the case, and all of the prosecuted Kurdish institutions and politicians are branded as "the PKK clan." Remzi Kartal, Zübeyir Aydar, Adem Uzun and Heci Ehmedi are among the prosecuted politicans.
Tens of people organized a sit-in in front of the courthouse at the time of the hearing, and 6 Belgian political groups including Solidarity Committee with Rojava, Belgian Left-Socialist Party and Socialism 21 supported the protest and condemned the trial.
KNK Executive Council member Adem Uzun stated that the raids in 2010 were carried out due to the pressures of Turkey and the US, and described the trial as "against the principles of Belgium as well as Kurdish people."
“TRIAL IS SUPPORT TO TURKISH STATE TERROR”
Uzun noted that Turkey was officially involved in the case and has made an intensive effort in order to criminalize Kurdish people. Adem Uzun noted that some mayors and politicians with Turkish descent in Belgium act as Erdoğan’s parallel state, and described the trail as "support to Turkish state terror."
Uzun recalled that Fidan Doğan, massacred in Paris in 2013, was among the prosecuted Kurds and condemned the prosecution of the victims of terrorism.
A member of the Solidarity Committee with Rojava spoke on behalf of Belgian groups, criticized Belgian democracy, and described Kurdish cause as the cause of Belgians.