Jailed journalist Uğur: They can't silence the voice of truth
Journalist Cemil Uğur sent a message from prison: “Many governments in history have arrested journalists who brought the truth to the public, but they have never been able to cut the voice of truth. They cannot afford it."
Mezopotamya Agency journalist, Cemil Uğur, was arrested on 9 October together with journalists Adnan Bilen, Şehriban Abi and Nazan Sala. They had been following and expose the case of Servet Turgut, who was thrown from a helicopter by Turkish soldiers in the Çatak district of Van.
Journalist Cemil Uğur was sent to Van High Security Closed Prison. He seny a message through his lawyers.
Uğur said: "They arrested us in order to prevent the exposure of the facts that the government do not want to be heard. One thing they forget is that many governments in history have arrested journalists who brought the truth to the public, yet they have never been able to cut the voice of truth.”
Uğur added: "We are ready to pay all the costs to keep the honour of the journalism profession high. The government wants to trample journalism at any cost. We must protect our profession together despite the government, with the solidarity of journalists and the public."