31 Oct 2016 Lvl. 1
Resolved
Alert created on: 15 Feb 2016 Turkey

DIHA Journalist Nazım Daştan Arrested for Facebook Posts

Source of threatState
CategoryDetention and imprisonment of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
On 11 February 2016, Dicle News Agency (DIHA) journalist Nazım Daştan was detained on his way back home in the province of Antep (Turkey). He is accused of "spreading propaganda for an illegal organisation". These allegations relate to several posts that the journalist had published on his Facebook. After interrogation, the Kurdish journalist was remanded in custody and sent to the Antep H type prison.
Resolved
31 Oct 2016: Nazim Dastan arrested for Facebook posts was released on 23 June 2016. On 31 October 2016, the partner organisations of the Platform declared this case to be "resolved”, concluding that it was no longer an active threat to media freedom.
Updates
23 Jun 2016
On 23 June 2016, Nazım Daştan has been released in the first hearing held by Antep 2nd Heavy Penal Court.
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