Saturday, 15 September 2018

Turkish court convicts Joe Robinson former UK soldier, his mother says



A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says.

 
Joe Robinson, 25, from Leeds, was arrested while on holiday in 2017 and charged with terrorism offences.


He was accused of being a member of the Kurdish armed group the YPG, which Turkey views as a terrorist group.


Robinson was given a seven-and-a-half year sentence but remains on bail.


He is planning an appeal against his conviction.
His mother Sharon Chimejczuk said she had received a phone call on Friday night from an official at the British Foreign Office confirming his sentence.





BBC     News.