VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been released on bail in Turkey after spending more than four months behind bars on terrorism charges.
A new report by PEN International documents Turkey's persecution of journalists and other writers, mass surveillance, blocking of social media, and criminalization of whistleblowing.
VICE News journalist Mohammed Rasool has now been imprisoned in Turkey for 100 days. His attorney Tahir Elci was gunned down last week. Here's why the world must not forget about them.
The prominent attorney and human rights activist was gunned down on Saturday in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir along with two policemen.
Riot police in Istanbul used tear gas, rubber bullets, and a water cannon to quickly disperse a demonstration over the killing one of Turkey's most prominent human rights lawyers.
An unidentified gunman killed Elci in what the pro-Kurdish HDP Party called a "planned assassination," urging people to take to the streets in protest.
During G20 Summit, Human Rights Groups Call on Turkey to Release VICE News Journalist Mohammed Rasool
VICE is also calling on leaders to raise the issue of press freedom at the summit. Rasool has been held for 80 days on terrorism charges for helping VICE News report in southeastern Turkey.
The European Union has released a report criticizing "significant backsliding" in freedom of expression in Turkey. VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been held without charge there for 75 days.
Turkey’s interim foreign minister claimed that imprisoned VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is directly affiliated with a Kurdish militant group.
The continued detention of VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool was also mentioned in the letter which was sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and signed by more than 50 editors.
Our journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is still jailed in Turkey on baseless charges. His VICE News colleague Jake Hanrahan here recalls his own experiences in an Adana detention center.