Journalist Oruç released from prison

Dicle News Agency (DIHA) correspondent Şerife Oruç has been released from prison.

Şerife Oruç, correspondent for the Dicle News Agency (DIHA) which was shut down with a statutory decree, has been jailed since 5 July 2016 on alleged charges of “membership to a terrorist organization”.

Hearing in the trial of the journalist was held at Batman 2nd Heavy Penal Court on Monday. While Oruç attended the hearing via Audio and Video System (SEGBİS), her lawyers were personally present.

Lawyers demanded her release, stating that she did not commit the crime she was facing.

The court then ruled to release Oruç pending trial in consideration of the time she spent in jail, and adjourned the hearing to 27 November.