Zehra Dogan is an award-winning Kurdish artist, journalist and author from Turkey. In 2017, she was sentenced to 2 years, 9 months and 22 days in prison for sharing a painting of hers on social media that depicts the destruction of Nusaybin, a town in southeastern Turkey. Dogan is an honorary member of PEN International, and the recipient of the Index on Censorship’s 2019 Freedom of Expression Award in the Arts category.