Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced to prison in Amed
Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu has been sentenced in Amed to over a year in prison for alleged propaganda for a terrorist organization. She is accused of having shared on social media a photo of the fight for Kobanê in 2014.
Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu has been sentenced to one year and three months imprisonment in Amed (Diyarbakir) for a photo of the fight for Kobanê she had shared in the social media in 2014. At that time she was editor-in-chief of the now banned news agency DIHA. Today she works as an editor for Mezopotamya Ajansi (MA) and is also co-chair of the journalist association Dicle-Firat (DFG).
In court the journalist rejected the accusation of "terror propaganda". Remarking that the photo was DIHA material and the publication was not punishable by law, she demanded an acquittal.
The court found the accusation of propaganda to be proven and the sentence was only two months less than the prison term of one year and five months demanded by the public prosecutor's office.