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Mezopotamya Agency (MA) correspondent Berzan Güneş and correspondent of Dicle News Agency (DİHA), which was closed as per statutory decree, Ziya Ataman stood trial in two separate courts today (August 7).
Kept in detention since April 11, 2016, Ziya Ataman wasn’t released in his third hearing either held at Şırnak 1st Heavy Penal Court. Ataman is charged with “being a member of an illegal organization”.
Detained and arrested on June 11 2018 on his way to do coverage, Berzan Güneş was released in the first hearing held at Iğdır Heavy Penal Court. Güneş is charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” for his social media posts.
127 journalists were in prison as of July 1, according to BİA Media Monitoring Report. (BK/TK)
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