Turkish Court Charges Vice Journalists With ‘Aiding #ISIS’; News Agency Slams Attempt To ‘#Censor’ #Press

A court in southeastern Turkey has brought formal charges of “aiding” the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, against two British journalists and an Iraqi fixer working for VICE News, a judge announced Monday. VICE has condemned the charges as “baseless” and said the arrests were attempts to “intimidate and censor” the press.Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury and Mohamed Ismail Rasoul were initially arrested Thursday for lack of proper government accreditation while reporting on clashes between security forces and youth with the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Shortly after their detentions, it was learned that terrorism-related charges would be brought against the journalists.

Source: Turkish Court Charges Vice Journalists With ‘Aiding ISIS’; News Agency Slams Attempt To ‘Censor’ Press

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