In front of the Cell of Atonement at Sheridan Circle Washington, DC March 7, 2001 Seven years and two days ago, Leyla Zana was arrested at the door of the Turkish parliament building in Ankara, Turkey. Nine months and three days later, she was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. A duly and popularly elected… Continue reading

Saturday, October 25, 1997 Page A18 The Washington Post EFFORTS TO TAKE political advantage of political prisoners are an old  story. The current case in Washington involves Leyla Zana, an  internationally known advocate of self-determination, or statehood, for  Kurds in Turkey. Elected to the Turkish parliament in 1991, she was  sentenced three years later to… Continue reading