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Take part in the FREE ADEM UZUN campaign!

Adem Uzun is a Kurdish peace activist, politician and member of the Kurdish National Congress (KNK). He was arrested in Paris last October and remains in detention without having been granted bail. Adem was a key negotiator in the Oslo Peace Talks with high level Turkish government representatives, but was arrested just a matter of weeks before the latest peace talks – now known as the Imrali Process – were announced at the beginning of this year.

His arrest, which was made on Turkey’s request,  appears to simply be an attempt to undermine the search for a peaceful and political settlement to the Kurdish question. This criminalisation of the Kurdish political movement is shameful and must be stopped.

Peace in Kurdistan campaign and Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) are campaigning for Adem’s release, and have designed and printed postcards to be sent to the Justice Minister of France, Christiane Taubira, demanding that they FREE ADEM UZUN.  
We want her to see that Adem has many supporters and that his arrest will not be tolerated by those of us who seek peace!

But we need YOU to sign and send them off to her!

To request a postcard, please write to
with your name, address and the number of cards you need, and we will send them out to you.

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Postcard text:

Dear Mme Christiane Taubira,

Adem Uzun is a prominent Kurdish peace activist and leading politician with the Kurdistan National Congress, KNK.  Adem is well-known throughout Europe for his political work and supporting a political solution to the Kurdish question, and has been a key Kurdish negotiator in the so-called “Oslo Process” with high-level Turkish Government’s representatives.

Adem’s arrest in Paris on 6 October came as a shock in view of the constructive and positive role that he had been playing in the ongoing search for a peace settlement acceptable to both sides.

Talks between Turkey and Kurdish leaders have since restarted as of early 2013 and we believe that it is essential that Adem Uzun be immediately released to enable him to continue his positive role as a peace negotiator.

His continued imprisonment can only undermine progress in these talks. 

We urge you to free Adem Uzun; drop the charges against him and thereby give peace a chance.