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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Turkey: Conscientious Objector Must Not Be Imprisoned (UA 264/14)
Ali Fikri Işık is due to appear in front of a military court on Wednesday 22 October, facing three separate charges of ‘desertion’ that could carry a prison sentence of around two-and-a-half years.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.