Noose tightens around Ocalan
Wednesday 23 June 1999
Grim booklets replete with pictures of murdered babies have appeared, detailing the crimes of Mr Ocalan's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its alleged links with Turkey's enemies abroad. Turkish diplomats have been inquiring why the trial, overshadowed by events in Kosovo and Kashmir, has not been given more publicity.
Mr Ocalan is being tried under intense security on the prison island of Imrali. He stands accused of trying to break up the Turkish state, and is blamed for 30,000 deaths in the PKK's 14-year struggle to win Kurdish autonomy. He has mounted no legal defence.
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