Application to Constitutional Court for imprisoned journalist Müftüoğlu

Lawyer applied to the Constitutional Court for imprisoned journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu

Resul Temur, lawyer of Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFG) co-chair Dicle Müftüoğlu, applied to the Constitutional Court on the grounds that the rights to freedom of expression, press freedom, freedom and security of his client were violated.

Dicle Müftüoğlu was detained together with Mesopotamia Agency (MA) editor Sedat Yılmaz on 29 April during an operation in 15 cities as part of an Ankara-based investigation.

The journalists were remanded in custody on charges of "membership in a terrorist organization" for their professional activities on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.

In a message she sent from Sincan Prison, Müftüoğlu wrote: "The government, which has been trying to consolidate its throne with all the operations it has carried out for the last 10 months, will be defeated thanks to the struggle of those who want freedom. We will also try to make the democratic public aware of what is happening, even if we are in jail. We know that what is wanted to be imprisoned here is the truth, not us. That's why we call on all our colleagues to raise their voices and defend truth and journalism. We call on all NGOs and society to stand up for their right to be informed. The dark, pitch-black sky today is the sign of the rising sun. Against all blackouts, we will win. The free press will win. Greetings and love."