Romania releases Kurdish female activist despite Turkish Interpol arrest warrant

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Kurdish female activist Nalan Oral

ARA News

Kurdish female activist Nalan Oral, 37, who is living in Belgium, was released on Tuesday in Romania after 17 days in prison.

The Kurdish activist was arrested in Romania, after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant for her.

On Tuesday, a judge decided to release her.

The activist is recognized as a political refugee by the Belgian authorities.

After protest by Belgium, Interpol removed the arrest warrant due to Oral’s political refugee status.

Oral was planning to meet her family on holiday in Bulgaria. However, the arrest stopped her holiday plans.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News 

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