Researcher held

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The Independent Online
Lord Avebury, chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group, said that he was extremely concerned by the imprisonment in Turkey at the weekend of a British researcher on ethnic Kurds, Hugh Pope reports from Istanbul.

Andrew Penny was arrested in south-eastern Turkey and jailed, awaiting trial on charges of acting as a courier for terrorists in the rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Turkish officials said he was carrying documents over the border from northern Iraq that showed close PKK links.

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