Earlier in the year, Peace in Kurdistan campaign and CAMPACC began a number of initiatives to demand the release of Brussels-based Kurdish activist Adem Uzun, who was arrested in Paris last October. He was denied bail and he has now spent seven months in prison without a trial date set.
Read more about Adem, the political nature of his arrest and our campaigns to release him.
In February we sent an open letter to the French Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, which was signed by over 200 campaigners, politicians, academics and community activists, urging the French authorities to release him. Anyone who missed their chance to sign the open letter can still get involved – we also designed and printed cards that YOU can send off her. The more that arrive on her desk the better, so get in touch if you’d like some to send.
Most importantly, we are appealing to everyone to write directly to Adem. It is often said that the most frightening thing for prisoners is the fear of being forgotten. We want to make sure that Adem is not forgotten, and a simple letter from you could break the isolation he must undoubtedly feel at this time. We believe and act of solidarity like this will provide him with great comfort and strength.
You can write to Adem at the address below. Make sure to write a return address on the back of the envelope as without this it may not be delivered.
Attention personnelle de M. Adem UZUN
(en état de détention provisoire)
Maison d’arrêt “La Santé”
42, Rue de la Santé
F-75674 Paris Cedex 14
Peace in Kurdistan campaign and the Friends of Adem Uzun