Mohammed Ismael Rasool
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.
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.
The prosecutor's office in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir said that it would seek to put the boys behind bars for up to four and a half years on charges of "insulting the Turkish president."
In the first seven months of Erdogan's presidential term, authorities investigated 236 individuals for supposedly insulting the president — a campaign that seems calculated to stifle political dissent.
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US State Department Urges Turkey to 'Uphold Democratic Values' in Case of Jailed VICE News Journalist
The State Department stressed the need for 'due process, freedom of expression, and access to media and information' regarding Mohammed Ismael Rasool, jailed since August 27.
Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been imprisoned in Turkey for seven weeks on baseless charges. Earlier this week, a reporter was threatened for asking Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the case.
VICE News staffers describe their experiences working with Mohammed Ismael Rasool, a talented young journalist who was detained one month ago while reporting in southeast Turkey.
On The Line: Jake Hanrahan Discusses his Detention In Turkey, And Why Mohammed Rasool Must Be Released
VICE News journalist Jake Hanrahan joined On The Line to discuss reporting in Turkey, his detention, and why Mohammed Rasool must be released.
Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into Dogan Media Group, a partial owner of CNN’s partner network in Turkey and the newspaper 'Hurriyet.'