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The number of people who have been taken into custody after the central office of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper in Beyoğlu district of İstanbul and Gün Printing House where its newspapers are printed were raided by the police on March 28 has risen to 24.
According to Mesopotamia Agency, the ones who are in custody are:
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Newspaper Grant Holder İhsan Yaşar, Owner of Gün Printing House Kasım Zengin, the workers of the printing house Erdoğan Zamur, Musa Kaya, Cemal Tunç, Kemal Daşdöğen, İrfan Karaca, Mehmet Emin Sumeli, İhsan Sinmiş, Uğur Selman Kelekçiler, Kazım Göçer, Necati Hızarcı, Mahmut Abay, Mehmet Özkara, Cumali Öz, Mürsel Demir, Polat Arslan, Süleyman Güneş, Cenk Kale, Cengiz Kaya, İsmail Ergene, Semih Tamay, Özgür Bozkurt, Sadettin Demirtaş.
Although it was reported on March 28 that Kemal Kurt and Mürsel Demir were detained, it cannot be confirmed with İstanbul Security Directorate if they were taken into custody or not.
The prosecutor has changed; there is still no information about the trustee
Mesopotamia Agency has reported that the investigation file has been taken from its former Prosecutor Uygur Kaan Arısoy and referred to İstanbul Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor responsible for the Terror and Organized Crimes Investigation Bureau, Hasan Yılmaz.
Although the attorneys of the newspaper and attorneys from the Libertarian Lawyers Platform (ÖHP) have submitted a petition to İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to obtain information about the investigation, it has not yet been clear whether the newspaper has been transferred to Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) or a trustee has been appointed. (EA/SD)
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