Four more people from Özgürlükçü Demokrasi have been detained during the raids launched on their homes. It was reported that three more people were detained later in the day.
Mezopotamya Agency reported that homes of some newspaper’s workers were raided by riot squad forces last night (April 4).
Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Pınar Tarlak, Hicran Ürün and its former staff Mehmet Beyazıt were detained in the raids.
In addition to that four figures, Nedim Demirkıran, M. Ali Çelebi and Ramazan Sola were taken into custody as well.
As no justification was given for the detentions, police said there is “sealing” order on the file, according to the agency.
Police confiscated gas mask used during news cover at Hacıoğlu’s home, and some books, letters, photographs and some issues of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi.
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper and Gün Printing were raided by police on March 28 and it was reportedly transferred to the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) and a trustee was appointed.
25 people including Grant Holder of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper İhsan Yaşar and Owner of Gün Printing House Kasım Zengin were taken into custody during and after the raid.
The total number of detentions became 32
Names of those who were detained as of today (April 4) are as follows:
Grant Holder of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper İhsan Yaşar, Owner of Gün Printing House Kasım Zengin, Managing Editor İshak Yasul, newspaper staff Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Nedim Demirkıran, M. Ali Çelebi , Ramazan Sola Pınar Tarlak, Hicran Ürün, gazetenin eski çalışanı Mehmet Beyazıt, Gün Matbaası Sahibi Kasım Zengin, matbaa çalışanları 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. (EA/TK)
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