Indictment against KCK to be completed soon

Indictment against KCK to be completed soon

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Indictment against KCK to be completed soon

Supporters of Prof. Büşra Ersanlı hold a protest on Feb 8, on the 100th day of her arrest. DHA photo

An Istanbul chief prosecutor is set to complete the official 2,500-page indictment against 180 suspects in the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trials by the end of February, according to reports.

Specially authorized Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Adnan Çimen began penning the indictment down two months ago, and he has already completed writing 2,000 pages of the indictment, which expounds on the establishment and structure of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as well as describing some of the acts undertaken on its behalf.

The indictment also includes sections about the “Politics Academy,” which is regarded as the PKK’s urban center for ideological training, according to the bill.

Those who attend the academy eventually either join the PKK’s field cadres and receive military training or participate in the organization’s urban activities, said the indictment.

The bill also includes the testimonies of five secret witnesses in connection with the arrests of publisher Ragıp Zarakolu and Prof. Büşra Ersanlı, who formerly lectured in the Politics Academy. Zarakolu and Ersanlı still continue to be held behind bars for their alleged connections with the KCK.