Leyla Zana and three other parliamentarians were released from prison on June 9, 2004 by order of a Turkish appeals court. Amnesty International USA championed Leyla Zana's case through the Casework Program's Special Focus Case project. More than 400 AIUSA groups in the Northeast Region, and many others around the country, have campaigned intensively for the release of Zana and her colleagues.
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Russian Federation: Environmental Activist Denied Parole (UA 14/14)
On 15 April, the Kirsanovskii District Court in Tambov Region rejected Yevgeniy Vitishko’s request for parole. His defense team is going to appeal the decision.