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.
Journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool remains in prison in Turkey just for doing his job. And without local freelancers like him we wouldn't get any real news, just spin, rumors, and state-controlled media.
VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is still detained in Turkey. Jake Hanrahan, who was jailed with Rasool but is now home in the UK, gives a personal account of a great friend and colleague.
While British VICE News journalists Philip Pendlebury and Jake Hanrahan were released from jail in Turkey last week, their Turkish colleague Mohammed Rasool remains inside.
Veteran Dutch reporter Fréderike Geerdink was detained on Sunday by authorities in southeastern Turkey while she covered a Kurdish opposition group.
VICE News is pleased to confirm that Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury have returned to the UK, but remains extremely concerned for Mohammed Ismael Rasool, who is still being held in Turkish prison.
VICE News has received confirmation that two of our journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, have been released but another colleague, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, has had his appeal rejected.
Three VICE News journalists — who remain detained in Turkey on baseless and false charges — have now been transported to a prison more than five hours from where their legal representation is based.
Three journalists working for VICE News were detained Thursday while documenting the situation in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.