facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Communist badges evidence in terror case

July 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, July 27 (UPI) -- Hammer and sickle badges are being used as evidence in a Turkish case against alleged terrorists, officials say.

Sixteen alleged terrorists were arrested after they participated in a May Day celebration in the northern province of Corum in 2011, CNNTurk.com reported Friday.

Authorities said they were chanting illegal slogans and were members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), which is recognized as a terrorist organization.

Police searched the homes of those arrested and found posters of Turkish revolutionaries Deniz Gezmis and Mahir Cayan, a badge with a hammer and sickle emblem on it and pro-DHKP/C magazines. The items were used as evidence to support allegations against those arrested.

An Ankara has asked for three of those arrested to be sentenced to 35-80 years in prison for "membership in the DHKP/C" and "propagating the organization."

The other 13 suspects face various prison terms for membership in a terrorist organization and spreading propaganda.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
4
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
5
Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback