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A member of a British human rights delegation, Mary Brodbin, back in London, described how she had been shot at by police in the Kurdish area of Turkey, PA reports.

The delegation of trade unionists appealed for holidaymakers to boycott Turkey in protest at systematic persecution, torture and murder of Kurds in the south-east of the country. The 12- member group - from London, Humberside and South Yorkshire - which was held by Turkish police for 26 hours after visiting a Kurdish village that had been burned by the army, said they would be preparing a report for human rights organisations.

The human rights organisation Amnesty International has expressed concern at reports that for the first time in over nine years the Juridical Commission of the Turkish parliament has approved a death sentence.