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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta

and

Zehra Doğan

Nationality:

Kurdish

Zehra Doğan (b.1989, Diyarbakir, Kurdistan) is a Kurdish artist, journalist and author from Kurdistan. In 2017 she was sentenced to two years, nine months and 22 days in prison for terrorist propaganda because of her painting (Nusaybin) that depicts the destruction of the Nusaybin, a town in south-eastern Turkey, after the clashes between state security forces and Kurdish insurgents. She was released from prison on the 24th of February, 2019 and is unable to enter her country due to an arrest warrant issued against her in Turkey. Zehra continues to make art in Europe and in Kurdistan, which is part of Iraq. Kurdistan was occupied and divided into four parts 100 years ago by Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.