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British police arrest distributors of Kurdish newspaper

Two Kurdish women and two teenagers have been arrested to be questioned about the sale and distribution of Kurdish newspaper Yeni Ozgur Politika (New Free Politics),” reports the BBC.

The Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign described the arrests as “an attack on freedom of expression.”

The organisation added,

“The paper reports on political developments in Turkey and cultural aspects of Kurdish people’s lives. It has an important role for Kurds living across Europe, as Kurdish newspapers and radio stations in Turkey have been shut down due to sustained suppression by the Turkish state.

The police raids were carried out at separate addresses in north London. All four arrested have been released on bail.