22 Oct 2015 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 Turkey

Journalist Mustafa Gök Serving Life Sentence in Turkey

1 Journalist in detention
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CategoryDetention and imprisonment of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Born in 1966, Mustafa Gök is a journalist working for the satirical magazine Viz Gelir for many years. He was tortured in 1993 and all issues of his magazine were confiscated and presented as criminal offense. Gök claims that he was sentenced to life-time imprisonment due to his participation to some demonstrations and because of his reporting. He was first arrested in 1993 and released in October 2001 and again arrested in February 2004 and sentenced to life-time.
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22 Oct 2015
Response of the Turkish Government (information provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey)
Journalists in detention

Currently in detention (1):

Mustafa Gök
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