DIHA reporter sentenced to 7,5 years in prison

DIHA reporter Mazlum Dolan was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on terror charges.

The final hearing of the case against Mazlum Dolan, a reporter for the Dicle News Agency which was shut down with a statutory decree, was held at Diyarbakır 5th Heavy PEnal Court on Tuesday. The journalist, who is accused of “membership in a terrorist organization”, remained stranded in the house of her aunt in the Sur district during the Turkish military’s genocidal attacks. He was discharged from the house on the 79th day of the curfew and was sent to prison where he spent 15 months.

Dolan couldn’t attend Tuesday’s hearing as he is currently abroad, while his lawyer Resul Tamur was personally present.

The court sentenced the journalist to 7 years and 6 months in prison for alleged “membership in a terrorist organization”.