Kurdish Politician Remzi Kartal arrested in Germany

Remzi Kartal, a founding member of the Kurdistan National Congress and former DEP MP, was arrested at the request of Turkey on January 22 2005 in Nuremberg.

Remzi Kartal has been active politically on a completely legal basis and has worked exclusively for a democratic and peaceful solution to the Kurdish question. He is known internationally for his struggle for democracy, as are his colleagues from the DEP, Hatip Dicle, Leyla Zana, Orhan Dogan and Selim Sadak. Now he is to be deported to Turkey.