Greece refuses to extradite DHKP-C suspect to Turkey
ATHENS – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s demand for the extradition of a member of the outlawed far-leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C) was refused on March 29, by a court in the Greek town of Nafplio, according to a judicial source.
The DHKP-C suspect, Hasan Biber, is believed to be one of the perpetrators of the twin bomb attacks in 2013 that targeted the Justice Ministry and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in the Turkish capital Ankara.
He had also been convicted in Greece after Greek coast guards captured him on July 30, 2014 in a speedboat carrying arms and explosives from the Greek island of Chios.
Biber was arrested in November 2017 along with nine other DHKP-C members on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, possession of a gun and explosives, as well as forged documents.
However, the Nafplio Court of Appeal in Greece decided against Biber’s extradition and sent him behind bars again pending trial.
The Greek courts had previously rejected the extradition of DHKP-C members Mehmet Doğan, Şadi Naci Özpolat and Hazal Seçer.