Police raided sendika.org news website’s bureau situated in İstanbul at around 2:15 a.m. today (June 28).
Sendika.org reported that the police raided the bureau due to an investigation launched against its editor Ali Ergin Demirhan.
Police broke the door while there was no worker, official or lawyer but only apartment building manager. Following the lawyers arriving the bureau, police prevented the lawyers being near them for a while.
Police left the bureau after the search.
He was detained after referendum too
Demirhan was detained on April 20, 2017 as well for “trying to make referendum results seem illegitimate”. On the same day, police raided and searched the bureau of the sendika.org.
After kept in custody for five days, Demirhan was released on April 25, 2017.
Blocked for 61 times
Being founded in 2001, sendika.org was blocked on July 25 2015 due to a content, which was not explained in the decision to close the website.
Being prominent with rights-based reports, the website continued its publication life through sendika62.org against blocking even though it keeps getting blocked.
Sendika.org has been blocked 61 times so far. (AS/TK)
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