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.
- For the relief of Ibrahim Parlak legislation in the 114th United States Congress: H.R. 809
- For the relief of Ibrahim Parlak legislation in the 113th United States Congress: S. 75
- Free Ibrahim campaign
- Hall, Janelle (2004-08-30). "More details in Ibrahim Parlak case". WNDU-TV. Archived from the original on 2005-03-31. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
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