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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/TURKEY – Syriac Orthodox monk accused of complicity with the PKK has been released

Mardin – Although released from prison, Syriac Orthodox monk Sefer Bileçen, arrested last January 9 by Turkish security forces on charges of offering help and coverage to PKK militants, the Kurdish worker party, which is banned and labeled a terrorist organization by the Turkish government and army, cannot leave his residence. The priest was released on Tuesday January 14 at the request of his lawyers, and after the religious had committed himself not to leave his home and live in a condition of partial freedom until the accusations of complicity with the members of the PKK will be confirmed and denied.

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