Dutch Raid Kurdish Terrorist ’Training Camp’
November 14, 2004
Police have raided a suspected terrorist training camp of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the south of the Netherlands, arresting 29 people. Prosecutors said the raid was not linked to the recent crackdown on suspected Islamist extremists after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh was killed in Amsterdam by an alleged Islamist radical last week. Officials said the investigation into the PKK terror organisation in the Netherlands had been ongoing for a year. The raid took place at the suspected paramilitary training camp at Liempde, near Eindhoven. Extradition blocked Earlier this week, The Hague district court blocked the extradition of an PKK leader to Turkey for her suspected role in a series of bombings in the 1990s. The court surprisingly ruled that it was not certain Nuriye Kesbir would receive a fair trial in Turkey. The justice ministry said it would appeal against the decision. The PKK terror organisation fought for self-rule in the south-eastern part of Turkey for 20 years, before announcing a ceasefire in 1999, but it continues its terrorist attacks time to time. The PKK militants called off the truce in June this year, threatening to carry out attacks and warning tourists and investors to stay away from the country. Story compiled from BBC NEWS and other news sources 14 November 2004
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