Denmark accuses Kurdish language TV station of promoting terrorist groupBy AP
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Denmark alleges Kurdish TV station promoted terror
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish prosecutors say they have charged a Kurdish-language television station with promoting activities of a group linked to terrorism.
Top Danish prosecutor Joergen Steen Soerensen said Tuesday that Roj-TV is promoting activities of the PKK, or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
The PKK is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union. Its rebels are fighting for autonomy in Turkey’s southeast, a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984.
Roj-TV has a Danish broadcasting license but has no studios in Denmark. Officials with the station were not immediately available for comment, but it has previously denied terror links.
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