As part of the case against shut-down Özgür Gündem newspaper’s executives and writers, novelist Aslı Erdoğan, linguist Necmiye Alpay and editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya are released in the hearing held today.
The prosecution seeks aggravated life sentences and imprisonment up to 17,5 years for 9 staff of Özgür Gündem daily. 4 of the suspects are currently arrested.
Today, the “visiting editors-in-chief” of closed-down Özgür Gündem newspaper started to stand trial. The first hearing, where Ayşe Düzkan and Ragıp Duran stood trial, has been postponed to December 15.
The trials of journalists, who participated in the “visiting editor-in-chief” campaign that was started as an act of solidarity with the closed-down Özgür Gündem newspaper, will start tomorrow. Ayşe Düzkan and Ragıp Duran will be the first ones to be heard.
Novelist and editorial consultant of the closed Özgür Gündem newspaper Aslı Erdoğan has been under arrest and the objection to her arrest is overruled.
“Freedom Watch” will be started today for Özgür Gündem newspaper editorial consultant and award-winning writer Aslı Erdoğan, who was arrested on Friday.
Özgür Gündem's executive editor Zana Kaya and editor-in-chief İlhan Kızılkaya had been detained since August 16 and they were arrested yesterday evening.
Today’s issues of the daily Cumhuriyet and Özgür Gündem newspapers have been published with Armenian headlines .