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AUA Press Release on Fr. Yusuf Akbulut
by Assyrian Universal Alliance
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2000 08:08 pm CST


Assyrian Universal Alliance For Immediate Release Thursday, December 21, 2000 Phone: 1-713-274-9262 Fax: 1/773-274-5866

The court case of Father Yusuf Akbulut was heard on February 21, 2000 in Diyarbakir, Turkey. The court convened at about 11:00 AM. Before that time the prosecutor talked with those that were present to observe the trial. These included representative of the American, German, Swedish and Netherlands Embassies in Turkey. A German Parliament member, two Swedish Parliament members, One EU parliament member, Dr. Gabriele Younan of Germany and some other observers were present.

It was decided by the court to continue the trial to February 22, 2001. Father Yusuf Akbulut will be at home until the next court hearing.

It was very apparent that the Assyrian campaign from around the world proved to be very effective. These efforts must be continued if we are to have a bearing on the decision at the next court date.

The Assyrian Universal Alliance is calling all the Assyrian Organizations and Individuals around the world to continue to protest the matter to their governments, and the several Turkish Embassies.

We would like to thank the many governments, individuals and organizations that participated in protesting this court trial. Your efforts were very productive and had an influence on the court proceedings.

Assyrian Universal Alliance Senator John J Nimrod Secretary General 7055 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60626 United States of America.

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