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Ahmet Altan arrested again

Eight days after his release from a Turkish prison, the prominent writer and Journalist Altan Ahmet has been re-arrested. The human rights organizations, Amnesty International and reporters without borders confirmed a report by the state-owned Turkish news Agency Anadolu.

Previously, had arranged a court in Istanbul, the arrest Gazebo, after the attorney General had filed an appeal against the release from arrest. Altan was arrested, according to the his apartment, according to reporters without borders, on the ground that, allegedly, to escape danger.

support to a terrorist organization

After more than three years in prison by a Turkish court had him and the journalist Nazli Ilıcak on 4. November left under the pads free. At the same time, the judge had reduced the sentence for the two accused who had originally been on life long in prison for supporting a terrorist organization. They condemned Altan, instead, to ten years and six months in prison, Ilıcak received a sentence of eight years and nine months. The two journalists were released under restrictions, they had to report regularly to the police.

The 69-year-old Altan was the editor-in-chief of the now set the newspaper "Taraf". Ilıcak wrote in the past for the Pro-government newspaper "Sabah" and for now also set Gülen-close newspaper "Bugün".

The charge of supporting a terrorist organization is likely to refer to the help for the so-called Gülen movement. The Turkish state makes the living in the USA preacher Fethullah Gülen for the coup attempt of July 2016 responsible. Ahmet Altan and Ilıcak were shortly after the coup attempt arrested.

Created: 13.11.2019, 16:18 PM

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