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Heavy life imprisonment claimed against Dündar and Gül, international press organizations in SilivriAn indictment was prepared against Cumhuriyet Newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief Can-Dündar and the newspaper’s Ankara representative Erdem Gül, who have been arrested for 64 days...
An indictment was prepared against Cumhuriyet Newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief Can-Dündar and the newspaper’s Ankara representative Erdem Gül, who have been arrested for 64 days because of publishing the news of trucks belonging to the Turkish National Intelligence. In the indictment, one heavy imprisonment each and one life sentence each were claimed against the journalists.
The indictment, prepared by Deputy Chief Prosecutor İrfan Fidan responsible of Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office Terror and Organized Crimes Branch, was accepted by Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court. In the 473-page indictment, the Prosecutor claimed that the journalists have written fictional articles with the aim of relating the Government of the Republic of Turkey with terrorism through visuals provided to them by the “parallel structure.”
On the other hand, representatives from four international organizations for freedom of expression and press freedom, who have requested to meet with Gül and Dündar but have been rejected by the Ministry of Justice, made a press statement in front of Silivri Prison. Protesting the application of isolation towards the two journalists, International Press Institute (IPI), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) made a call for “all journalists, especially Dündar and Gül, who are arrested because of the news they published or the opinions they expressed, to be released.”