Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office completes indictment against 20 journalists
After 9 months and 10 days, Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office completed its investigation against 22 people, 20 of them journalists, and prepared the indictment.
The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has completed its investigation against 22 people, 20 of them journalists, who were arrested on 16 June 2022. Four of the people were released.
The Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor completed its investigation after 9 months and 10 days. The 20 journalists, a cook and an interviewee, were remanded in custody with the allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization".
The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office sent the indictment it prepared to the Diyarbakır 4th High Criminal Court. After examining the indictment, the court will decide within 15 days whether it accepts it or not. If the indictment is accepted, the trial will begin.
Journalists in prison
The journalists detained in house and workplace raids on 16 June 2022 are Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFG) co-chair Serdar Altan, Mesopotamia Agency (MA) editor Aziz Oruç, Xwebûn Newspaper editor-in-chief Mehmet Ali Ertaş, JINNEWS editor-in-chief Safiye Alağaş and journalists Zeynel Abidin Bulut, Ömer Çelik, Mazlum Doğan Güler, İbrahim Koyuncu, Neşe Toprak, Elif Üngür, Abdurrahman Öncü, Suat Doğuhan, Remziye Temel, Ramazan Geciken, Lezgin Akdeniz and Mehmet Şahin.