Category: Leyla Zana

Turkish police shoots 10-year-old boy with a tear-gas canister

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

Yesterday, the 10-year old Mehmet Ezer was shot in the head by the police with a tear-gas canister. The incident took place during a rally for the pro-Kurdish BDP in Silvan, a town of Diyarbakir. After getting the initial treatment …

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Turkey “allows” Kurdish in court, still prosecutes Kurds unfairly

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

24 January, Istanbul: Turkey’s parliament fulfilled a long-standing promise to decriminalize the use of the Kurdish language during Turkish court trials after an intense debate between nationalist politicians and members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). The law, …

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Turkish court sentences Kurdish politician Leyla Zana to 10 years in prison

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish politician and the first Kurdish woman to win a seat in Turkish parliament, has been sentenced by the Diyarbakır 5th High Criminal Court to 10 years in prison. The charges are in response to “nine …

Posted in Activism, BDP, Censorship, Leyla Zana, Political Prisoners, Trials, Turkey, Women | 1 Comment

Kurdish political activist Eyyüp Doru arrested

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Eyyüp Doru has been arrested in Germany because of an arrest warrant issued on Interpol in 2007. BDP representative in Europe has said to ANF, “Mr. Doru was arrested on 15 December after his car was stopped by police in …

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