Leyla Güven is running as an MP candidate for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the parliamentary elections on 24 June in Turkey. Like HDP presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş, she has to lead her campaign in prison. Her cellmate Zehra Doğan, a painter and journalist who last worked for the now-banned women’s news agency Jinha, drew her in her campaign.

The painting is accompanied by an explanation: “The prison election campaign of Leyla Güven continues with high participation of women. The HDP is a women’s party.”



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