Three PKK supporters found guilty of attacking Turkish associations in France
PARIS – Anadolu Agency
Three supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have received sentences ranging from one to three years in jail for attacking two French-Turkish associations in 2016, in Valence and Montelimar, in southeastern France.
According to French daily Ouest-France, a Paris court on April 11 found the three men guilty of throwing Molotov cocktails at the building of the associations in two separate attacks in August 2016.
The criminal court considered these actions as “a terrorist act carried out in line with the PKK,” which is deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
The court also ruled to register the names of the three men, aged 23, 24 and 30, in the FIJAIT system: An automated court file used to flag the perpetrators of terrorist offenses.