Kurdish journalist jailed for sending money to a friend in prison
Journalist Rojhat Doğru has been arrested in Amed on terrorism charges. He is accused of having sent money to a friend in prison.
Kurdish journalist Rojhat Doğru has been arrested in Amed (Diyarbakir). He had been detained on Friday in the scope of an investigation initiated in Istanbul in 2019. His wife Sarya Doğru said that the investigation file is under confidentiality. The journalist was first taken to the anti-terror department of the police and from there transferred to the court for a hearing. There an arrest warrant was issued for him for alleged “membership of a terrorist organization”. Doğru is accused of having sent money twice to a friend in prison.
Rojhat Doğru was released from prison in February 2019 after several months in custody. In the trial at that time he was accused of "separatism". The background to this were photographs that he had taken in October 2014 during the clashes in Turkey at the time of the ISIS attack on Kobanê.