Turkish journalist Altan keeps lifelong

ANKARA – A Turkish court has the lifetime prison sentence for the prominent journalist Ahmet Altan, and five colleagues Tuesday confirmed. They are not entitled to conditional release and will not benefit from any amnestieregeling. That has the state news agency Anadolu, published.

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This was in February sentenced to death for involvement in the failed coup d’état in 2016. He would, like his brother, Mehmet and four other media representatives, belong to the network of the in the USA living spiritual Fethullah Gulen. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is holding him responsible for the couppoging.

The trial against the brothers, Altan, that the accusations of the decline, underlined, according to the critics that it is with the freedom of press and human rights in Turkey is poorly made. Except many of the journalists after the summer of 2016 tens of thousands of suspected opponents were arrested or dismissed.

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