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Mehdi Zana to speak on Kurdish human rights, Nov. 13

Human rights leader Mehdi Zana, husband of Kurdish dissident Leyla Zana, will discuss the struggle for human rights of Kurds in Turkey and the fight for his wife's release at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in McCosh 46.

Leyla Zana, a Nobel Peace Prize candidate and winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom, was arrested in 1994 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for "separatism." The European Court of Human Rights ruled her trial unfair in July 2001. Amnesty International considers Zana to be a "prisoner of conscience" and has appealed for her immediate and unconditional release.

The lecture is sponsored by the Mercer County and University chapters of Amnesty International . For more information, contact the University chapter .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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