Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two children arrested for school boycott

05 October 2010

Two teenagers sent to jail

A Turkish court arrested two Kurdish teenagers who joined the school boycott two weeks ago in Izmir.

The two teenagers aged 15, who can not be named for legal reasons, were detained in Kadifekale district along with the 13 others on Sunday.

Izmir Bayrakli Crimal Court ordered arrest for two teenagers and sent them to prison.

They are convicted of "aiding a terrorist organization" and "destroying public property".

All others were released after their testimonials.

Kurdish Movement for Language and Education organized a school boycott to demand education in mother language which is prohibited in Turkish law.

Arrested teenagers joined the school boycott and were detained in a demonstration to demand education in mother language.