"Turkish court criticized in retrial of Kurdish politiciansDocument Actions 22/04/2005
A Turkish court reviewing the 1994 sentences of four prominent Kurdish politicians came under fire from a defense attorney Friday for being unfair and protracting the decade-old legal saga watched closely by the European Union. A lawyer for award-winning rights activist Leyla Zana and three other former Kurdish MPs accused of aiding armed Kurdish rebels said after the fourth hearing in the case that the court was insisting on flawed procedures that had led to the retrial of the defendants. Yusuf Alatas said he asked the prosecution to clarify the charges against his clients and modify the indictement and the related evidence submitted to the court in line with reforms undertaken recently to bring Turkish law closer to EU norms. "
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