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Turkey Jails Teen, Hebun Akkaya, For Attending Protest

First Posted: 09/27/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:55 PM ET

Turkey Kurds

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: If Turkish prosecutors have their way, Hebun Akkaya, a timid 16-year-old with a hesitant manner, could spend seven years in jail for having joined a demonstration a year ago in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast.

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