Leyla Zana was married with 14 years with that 20 years older mayor von Diyarbakir, Mehdi Zana. Their man engaged himselffor the rights of the Kurds and 1980 are arrested. In consequence Leyla Zana learned the Turkish language to read, writes and. It created a group of self-helps for women of arrested men and becomes a lady journalist. 1988 arrested and tortured one Leyla Zana for their human right activities.
1994 became LeylaZana with Hatip Dicle, Orhan Dogan and Selim Sadak in the SHP list of candidates into the Turkish parliament selected. With their Angelobung carried Leyla Zana a volume in the traditional Kurdish colors yellow, green and red around the head. She swore the loyalty oath, as it thatLaw required, on Turkish, then however added it on Kurdish:“I will support that the Kurdish and the Turkish people can live together within a democratic framework. ” The delegates are fetched and arrested on the same day, from the parliament. The party becomesforbidden, to 2. March 1994 was waived the parliamentary immunity of Leyla Zana and six of their colleagues. The parliament celebrated its decision with standing ovation.
Because of their behavior with the Angelobung and later speeches and writings for the defense of the Kurdish rights the public prosecutor demands the death penalty. The court condemns Leyla Zana and their colleagues in December 1994 because of Landesverrats to 15 years detention. 1998 were increased their punishment by 2 years.
Because of their European Union - ambitions gave in Turkey in the spring 2003 and took the procedure. Since that time the negotiation was postponed, Leyla Zana waits again and again still for a fair process.
To 21. April 2004 confirmed the public security court in Ankara the judgements against Leyla Zana, Hatip Dicle, Orhan Dogan and Selim Sadak, so that it looked in such a way first, as if would have it also the remainder of its 15jährigen detention to serve. The judgement solved violent protests among other things the European union out. The speaker of of you far commissioner Günter hay geneit spoke in view of the European Union aspirations of Turkey that the judgement was not in conformity with the necessary European Union criteria. To 9. June 2004 arranged the highest court the provisional release of Leyla Zana and the three with it condemned, although only to 8. July 2004 overthe further procedure to be decided is. After leaving the prison Leyla Zana was celebrated by a large crowd, which became release generally welcomed, also by the Turkish government. Since its release she strives around the establishment of a new Parte, i.e. the DTH (democratic one Mass movement). The DTH is to replace the per-Kurdish DEHAP and win new voter circles beyond that.
Since that time its man Mehdi Zana was released 1990 and lives with the common children Ruken (* 1981) and Ronay (* 1975) in Paris.
- professor Thorolf Rafto Gedenkpreis 1994
- Sakharov price 1995
- Bruno Kreisky price 1995
- Aachener peace price 1995
- honour citizen of Geneva
- nominating for the Nobel peace prize 1995 (it went at Joseph Rotblat) and 1998 (it went at John Hume and David Trimble)
Web on the left of
|Wikiquote: Leyla Zana - quotations|
- Amnesty internationally the USA
- Your actions
- La Espalda del Mundo - a very much moving film about
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Kurdish politician and Menschenrechtsaktivistin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3. May 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||with Bahçe, Diyarbakir, Turkey|