Sunday, June 6, 1999 Published at 18:10 GMT 19:10 UK
'No justice for Ocalan'
Turkisn women demand the death penalty for Ocalan
Lawyers in Turkey for the rebel Kurdish leader, Abdullah Ocalan, have said his right to a fair trial is being undermined by harassment, legal obstruction and media bias.
Mr Ocalan's defence team has already complained of being physically attacked by both police and relatives of the victims of Kurdish violence.
Last week, they held a one-day boycott of the case in protest against pressure from the police.
His lawyers also say they have been denied proper access to him in prison, and have faced endless procedural restrictions by the court.
Delay follows commotion
The trial on the Turkish prison island of Imrali resumes on Tuesday.
It was adjourned on Friday after a defence lawyer requested that relatives of dead Kurdish militants be allowed to address the court.
The suggestion provoked uproar among the families of dead Turkish soldiers, who have been allowed to sit in on the hearing.
During the trial, which began on Monday, the Kurdish leader has apologised for the deaths of several thousand members of the Turkish security forces in the struggle with the PKK since 1985.
He has also offered to abandon the armed struggle, but warned the PKK, which he leads, could escalate the conflict if necessary.