|KHRP Condemns Violence in Turkey|
A gunman stormed into a chamber of the country's top administrative court on Wednesday 17 May 2006, shooting dead one senior judge and injuring four other judges. The judges' names had been published by an Islamist daily earlier this year after their ruling in February preventing a woman from becoming a head teacher because she wore a headscarf outside of work. According to the state-run Anatolian news agency, police detained three more men for questioning in connection with the killing on Thursday 18 May 2006.
The question of the headscarf ban is divisive, but the politics of this issue must not muddy the waters: the shooting was a criminal act of violence that cannot be justified. KHRP condemns this violence unreservedly.
Rochelle Harris, Public Relations Officer +44 (0) 787 677-1576
Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP)
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