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Turkey Has Released VICE News Journalist Mohammed Rasool On Bail

VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been released on bail in Turkey after spending more than four months behind bars on terrorism charges.
VICE News
1.5.16
Europe

Freedom of Speech Is Still Deteriorating Drastically in Turkey

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.
Miriam Wells
12.16.15
VICE News

100 Days in Prison and a Lawyer Shot Dead: Turkey Still Won't Let Our Journalist Go

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.
Jake Hanrahan
12.5.15
middle east

Thousands Gather in Turkey for Funeral of Slain Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci

The prominent attorney and human rights activist was gunned down on Saturday in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir along with two policemen.
Reuters and VICE News
11.29.15
middle east

Protests Erupt Across Turkey After Killing of Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci

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.
John Beck
11.28.15
middle east

Prominent Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci Gunned Down in Southeast Turkey

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.
Reuters and VICE News
11.28.15
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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.
VICE News
11.15.15
middle east

The EU Has Now Slammed Turkey's Imprisonment of Journalists

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.
Ben Bryant
11.10.15
free rasool

Turkish Official Claims VICE News Journalist Is Linked to PKK — But Provides No Evidence

Turkey’s interim foreign minister claimed that imprisoned VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is directly affiliated with a Kurdish militant group.
VICE News
10.31.15
middle east

#FreeRasool: International News Editors Express Concern Over Turkish 'Climate of Intimidation'

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.
VICE News
10.30.15
VICE News

A First-Hand Account of the Sad Realities of Time in a Turkish Detention Center

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.
Jake Hanrahan
10.22.15
News

Thank You for Helping Spread the Message to #FreeRasool

Your support means a lot to us, but the fight isn't over yet.
VICE Staff
10.21.15
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