The singer Hozan Cane is back in Germany: three years after her arrest, the Cologne native with Kurdish roots was able to leave Turkey.
Three years after her arrest in Turkey, the singer Hozan Cane is back in Germany. Her daughter Gönül Örs and some of her supporters received her on Thursday evening at Cologne / Bonn Airport.
Cane is accused of membership in the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK, which is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey, Europe and the USA. In November 2018, the singer was sentenced to more than six years in prison for the charge. However, an appeals court overturned the judgment and the case was reopened. The indictment is based, among other things, on content from Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Hozan Cane was arrested in Edirne shortly before the presidential and parliamentary elections in June 2018 and spent more than two years in prison. After that, they were banned from leaving the country. Cane has Kurdish roots and only has German citizenship. Her daughter Gönül Örs was sentenced to more than ten years in prison in Turkey on terrorist charges at the end of June. But she was able to leave the country and is back in Cologne.