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Eşber Yağmurdereli

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Eşber Yağmurdereli

Photograph of Eşber Yağmurdereli, honorary member of Swedish, Slovak, Canadian, Czech, American and San Miguel de Allende Centres, and recipient of the 1999 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. Yağmurdereli, a Turkish writer, lawyer, and human rights activist, served multiple prison sentences from 1978 onwards on convictions of “trying to change the constitutional order by force”. Despite being released after a thirteen year prison sentence in 1991, Yağmurdereli suffered ongoing persecution for speaking out against human rights abuses, and in 1998 began a twenty-three year prison sentence for “supporting terrorism and spreading propaganda” in his support of Kurdish rights. PEN International and PEN Centres including the San Miguel de Allende Centre supported Yağmurdereli’s case. He was eventually released in 2001.

Eşber Yağmurdereli

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Eşber Yağmurdereli

Fotografía de E Eşber Yağmurdereli, miembro honorario de los Centros Sueco, Eslovaco, Canadiense, Checo, Estadounidense y de San Miguel de Allende, además de ser ganador del 1999 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. Yağmurdereli, escritor turco, abogado y activista por los derechos humanos, pasó varios años encarcelado debido a varias sentencias desde 1978, por "intentar cambiar el orden constitucional a la fuerza". Aunque fue liberado en 1991 después de una sentencia a 13 años de prisión, Yağmurdereli sufrió persecuciones continuadas por criticar abusos a los derechos humanos, y en 1998 empezó una condena a 20 años de prisión por "apoyar al terrorismo y difundir propaganda", por su apoyo a los derechos kurdos. PEN Internacional y Centros PEN como el de San Miguel de Allende apoyaron a Yağmurdereli, que acabó siendo liberado en 2001.

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San Miguel de Allende Centre  (San Miguel PEN)

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