PKK members’ hearing in Belgium postponed for three months
BRUSSELS – Anadolu AgencyA Brussels court has adjourned for three months the hearing of 33 alleged outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members who were taken into custody in 2010.
The hearing on Sept. 20 was closed to the press, a judicial source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Remzi Kartal and Zubeyir Aydar, two suspected top members of the PKK in Europe, are among the defendants, the source added.
They are charged with falsifying identity documents in Belgium, using violence, racketeering, financing the PKK, using a radio station in the town of Denderleeuw as a PKK contact bureau, and spreading the terrorist organization’s propaganda.
In March 2010, Belgian police launched an investigation into the PKK and raided 18 houses in several provinces. Kartal and Aydar were detained in the operations but were later released by the court pending trial.