13 Jun 2016 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 13 Jan 2016 Turkey

DIHA Journalist Murat Verim Detained in Dargeçit

Source of threatState
CategoryDetention and imprisonment of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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Partner EFJ/IFJ
Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reporter Murat Verim was detained on 10 January 2016 following the raid against his home in Turkey’s southeastern Dargeçit district of Mardin province. The journalist and two other individuals were taken into District Security Directorate. Murat Verim was released after interrogation.
13 Jun 2016
On 5 May 2016, the Court for Serious Crimes in Midyat sentenced Murat Verim to six years in prison on charges of committing a crime on behalf of a terrorist organization without being a member. Verim remains free, pending appeal.
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