The Belgian-Turkish political activist Bahar Kimyongür said Friday to the press agency Belga that he was informed Thursday night of his final removal from Interpol file dated Aug. 22.
The Interpol commission made this recommendation already during its last session in June. "It may be that there are information residues that could play tricks on me, but this time Interpol has decided to bury the war hatchet," said Bahar Kimyongür. It emphasizes that different voices were raised in favor, including the British NGO Fair Trials International, Amnesty International, the International Federation for Human Rights and the Free University of Brussels (ULB).
His Turkish lawyers have obtained a hearing on September 12 before the 11th Circuit Court of Assizes Ankara to plead the right to be represented at a distance for a review of the charges against him. His wife Deniz Kimyongür received a dismissal on July 16. On the basis of its report, the Turkish accusations relating to his links with the classified terrorist DHKP-C is based largely on their joint protests against the Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem at the European Parliament on 28 November 2000.
Bahar Kimyongür was arrested April 28, 2006 in the Netherlands and released on July 4 after 68 days in jail. He then was arrested June 17, 2013 in Spain and released on bail on June 20. The Audiencia Nacional in Madrid refused his extradition on July 2. On November 21, he was arrested again in Italy. February 21, Interpol has temporarily blocked his description, and on March 11, the Court of Appeal of Brescia ordered his release.
Remember, Bahar Kimyongür was also sentenced to 4 years in prison on 28 February 2006 by the trial court in Bruges for membership of the DHKP-C, based on the French translation of a news organization. He was acquitted definitively on 23 December 2009 by the Court of Appeal of Brussels.