Cyprus rejects extradition of Kurdish activist

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Cyprus rejects extradition of Kurdish activist
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A Kurdish man wanted by German authorities on terrorism-related charges won’t be extradited, following a decision by a Larnaca court that found political beliefs were behind the persecution.

Cerkez Korkmaz, who was arrested on March 21 at Larnaca International Airport based on an international arrest warrant issued by German authorities, defeated his extradition on Friday in a Larnaca courtroom.

Larnaca judge Michalis Charalambous rejected the extradition request, with the audience in the courtroom bursting into wild applause. Reports...


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Cyprus rejects extradition of Kurdish activist


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