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Spain: Turkish-Swedish Writer Released Pending Extradition

Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:39 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it has conditionally released a Turkish-Swedish reporter and writer arrested in Barcelona last month on a Turkish warrant for alleged terrorism.

A court statement Thursday said Hamza Yalcin — arrested Aug. 3 — must appear before a court each week while his possible extradition is being studied. It said his passport was withdrawn and he was prohibited from leaving Spain.

The court said Yalcin had been given accommodation in Barcelona by a branch of the PEN writers' association.

PEN and Reporters Without Borders have demanded his release. Reporters Without Borders said his arrest was an attempt by Turkey to silence its critics.

Spain in August conditionally released a German writer detained on a Turkish warrant on allegations of involvement in an armed robbery with links to outlawed group.

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Spain's National Court says it has conditionally released a Turkish-Swedish reporter and writer arrested in Barcelona last month on a Turkish warrant for alleged terrorism.A court statement Thursday said Hamza Yalcin - arrested Aug. 3 - must appear before a court each week...
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