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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.

by VICE News
Sep 21 2015, 4:00pm

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VICE News journalist Jake Hanrahan joined On The Line to discuss reporting in Turkey, his detention, and why Mohammed Rasool must be released.

In late August, VICE News reporters Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendelbury and Mohammed Rasool, were arrested outside their hotel in Diyarbakir, Turkey and charged with supporting a terrorist organization. Prior to their arrest, the trio had been reporting on the conflict between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

After 11 days in detention, Jake and Phil were released. Mohammed Rasool, however, remains wrongfully imprisoned, and the investigation into all three reporters is "ongoing."

VICE News maintains that the charges against Jake, Phil, and Mohammed are baseless and absurd. We call on the Turkish authorities to continue their positive course of action in freeing Jake and Philip, and release Rasool immediately.

Read: Leaving My Friend Rasool Behind and Why He Must Be Freed from Turkish Prison

Read: Two VICE News Journalists Safely Back in UK, but One Remains Detained in Turkey

Read: Why News as You Know It Wouldn't Exist Without 'Fixers'

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