Journalist Evren to remain in prison

The hearing for imprisoned journalist Kibriye Evren was held at the Diyarbakir Heavy Penal Court No.5. The court ruled for the continuation of arrest.

Journalist Kibriye Evren is on trial on charges of “membership to a terrorist organization” and “terrorist propaganda” and is facing up to 20 years in prison. She is currently held in the Diyarbakir Type D Prison.

Evren herself and her lawyers Pirozhan Karali and Resul Temur attended today’s hearing at Diyarbakir Heavy Penal Court No.5. Evren’s colleagues, Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform, Punto 24 and Free Journalists Initiative members also followed the hearing in solidarity with Evren.

While the prosecutor requested continuation of arrest, Evren said; “As a journalist, I used my right to democracy and fredom of the press.”

Evren stated that photos taken with her friends having a picnic were included in the court file, with the people on photos depicted as terrorist organisation members receiving training.

The court ruled for the continuation of Kibriye Evren’s arrest. The next hearing was scheduled for November 12th.