Nizamettin Ariç, Turkey
Nizamettin Ariç was born in 1956 in Agri in the Turk Kurdistan. He is a recognised singer and musician as well as an actor. After the military coup d'état he was arrested in 1980 for having sung in the Kurdish language during a concert. When he was threatened with a punishment of 15 years in prison he fled the Turkey, leaving for Berlin where he was granted political asylum.