İbrahim Parlak

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İbrahim Parlak is a Kurdish man who has been accused by the United States Department of Homeland Security of being a former member of the PKK.

After coming to the U.S. in 1992 and disclosing his past PKK dealings, he was admitted and granted political asylum. However, the U.S. State Department retroactively labeled PKK a "terrorist organization" in 1997. Then, he was taken into custody by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 29, 2004. Parlak subsequently won a writ of habeas corpus and was released from prison on June 3, 2005. The court had originally decided to deport him based on the government's case; he is currently free pending an appeal of that decision.

Parlak was profiled in a 2005 cover article of The New York Times Magazine.[1]


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