Jailed journalist Murat Ağırel refused healthcare after being forced to wait for hours in large crowds. He was taken to an infirmary instead of a hospital, and transferred in handcuffs.
Imprisoned columnist from daily Yeni Çağ is being refused healthcare despite his grievances, his lawyer said. The journalist has reportedly been refused a visit to the infirmary for 20 days, and one to the doctor in 10 days.
Istanbul court releases three journalists, keeps three others behind bars for officer’s funeral report
Six Turkish journalists who were arrested in March for covering the death of an intelligence officer killed in Libya, appeared in court in Istanbul for the first time on June 24. After the journalists presented their defenses, the Istanbul 34th Heavy Penal Court released three journalists from jail, while ordered the continued arrest of three others.
Prosecutors launch another investigation into journalist Murat Ağırel upon Erdoğan family’s complaint
Lawyer Celal Ürgen has said that prosecutors have launched another investigation into journalist Murat Ağırel, who is already incarcerated over a report covering the funeral of an intel operative killed in Libya. The fresh investigation came upon the complaints of President Erdoğan's son Bilal Erdoğan and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak. The Erdoğan family accuses the journalist of "insulting" them over his claims regarding the formation of the Pelican Group.
Six journalists, who were arrested last week over a report covering the funeral of a member of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) killed in Libya, are being kept in isolation, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Utku Çakırözer has said upon visiting them in Silivri Prison. "I call on the prison authorities and the Justice Ministry to end this practice," Çakırözer told Duvar on March 11.
OdaTV's editor-in-chief Barış Pehlivan has filed a criminal complaint against a prison guard who he said battered him upon his arrival at the Silivri Prison. Pehlivan was arrested last week over a report covering the funeral of a member of an intelligence operative killed in Libya.