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Thursday, March 11, 1999 Published at 13:23 GMT


World: Europe

Greek charges in Ocalan case


Prosecutors in Greece have recommended that 18 people be charged for sheltering the Kurdish separatist leader, Abdullah Ocalan, on Greek territory earlier this year.

None of the people involved were named, but reports from Athens say the prosecutors may ask for the parliamentary immunity of at least one deputy to be removed.

Mr Ocalan was given shelter in the Greek embassy in Nairobi, before he was captured by Turkish agents.

Three government ministers - the Foreign Minister, Theodoros Pangalos, the Interior Minister, Alekos Papadopoulos, and the Public Order Minister, Philippos Petsalnikos - resigned as a result of the affair.

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