02/03/2017 - 08:00

Journalist Aysel Işık Released

JİNHA (Jin News Agency) correspondent Aysel Işık, who was arrested in November 2016, has been released.

According to a Dihaber (Dicle News Agency) report, Işık stood trial in the Şırnak 2nd High Criminal Court.

Işık, who was being held in the Urfa Type T Closed Prison, joined the hearing via a video conference call, while her friends and attorneys attended the hearing in person.

After the prosecution presented the indictment, Işık pleaded: I am a journalist. My reporting and my social media posts are only informative. The work I do serves no other purpose.

The court decided to release Işık after her testimony.

On November 21, 2016, Işık was arrested on the charge ofbeing a member of an [illegal] organization due to her social media posts.

On October 29, 2016 JİNHA closed by a statutory decree, issued under the State of Emergency (TP/YY/DG)

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