Leyla Güven
Former Kurdish parliamentarian Leyla Güven sentenced to over 22 years in jail

Leyla Güven, a former member of parliament, was tried and sentenced for her alleged membership of the banned Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and on the charge of disseminating “terrorist propaganda”

Persecution of opposition HDP leader in Turkey Detention of HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas is violation of rights, says top Turkish court

The Turkish constitutional court said the detention of Selahattin Demirtas is in violation of his rights to liberty and security provided by the country’s constitution. He has been in jail since November 2016

Opposition MPs expelled Turkey Turkish parliament expels three opposition MPs convicted for dissident acts 

Two of the MPs from the pro-Kurdish HDP have been convicted of belonging to a “terrorist organization” and the other from the Republican People’s Party has been persecuted for providing information to a journalist

Kurdish hunger strike ends in victory

After successfully breaking the isolation of political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan, Kurdish activists have ended their hunger strike

Thousands of Kurds continue hunger strike in support of Abdullah Öcalan

It’s been 199 days since MP Leyla Güven began her hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and Kurds from around the world have joined the protest in solidarity.

Kurdish hunger striker Zülküf Gezen takes his life, police attack funeral

Thousands of Kurdish leaders and militants have been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, incarcerated on the Imrali island prison for the past 20 years

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