Monday, January 23, 2006

Support for Roj-TV

The Judicial-Political Association of Denmark declares its support for Roj-TV to retain its license to transmit from Denmark.

The Radio and TV-Board has recently investigated the Kurdish TV-stastion and "acquitted" it. It does not spread propaganda and hatred.

Therefore one might be induced to believe that there is no problem at all. But now first Turkey and then the USA have improperly have intervened as to how Denmark ought to administer its democracy.

Against that background the Danish Judicial-Political Association calls on Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to insist on the statements which he made at the press conference immediately after the Turkish Prime Ministers visit to Denmark.

The issue is important because Roj-TV is the only TV-station that transmits in Kurdish to some 40.000.000 kurds all over the world.

As The Danish Judicial-Political Association sees it is, however, not just a question about a Kurdish problem in a narrow sense. If Roj-TV is deprived of its license to transmit we are dealing with a gross attack on the freedom of the press and the freedom of speech.

With kind regards
Jørgen Jepsen Jens Lyhne

Chairmen of the Danish Judicial-Political Association
Press communique November 26.2006