Turkish journalist Murat Ağırel has received a high electric bill in a solitary cell in Silivri Prison that he has been kept in for five months.
Ağırel, who was arrested over a report on a National Intelligence Agency (MİT) official killed in Libya, criticized Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak over the bill worth 112 Turkish Liras.
"I received this bill even though I only have a kettle and a TV at a solitary cell," Ağırel said through his lawyers on his Twitter account on Aug. 14.
"This is the work of foreign powers!" he said, referring to the government's discourse when the lira loses its value in Turkey.
Sayın Berat Albayrak'ı ben de destekliyorum. Normalde hayat çok ucuz.— Murat AĞIREL (@muratagirel) August 14, 2020
Mesela ben tek kişilik bir tecrit koğuşunda; bir kettle ve bir tv sahibi olmama rağmen 112 TL elektrik faturası geldi.
Dış güçlerin işi!
Yoksa bu kadar yüksek elektrik faturası nasıl gelsin? pic.twitter.com/HQPeOkfEU0