Journalist Ahmet Altan imprisoned again
Only a few days after his release, journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was imprisoned again.
Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was imprisoned again only a few days after his release. The case against Altan was reopened after the Supreme Court annulled his life sentence for "supporting a terrorist organisation". In a retrial, the well-known intellectual was sentenced to ten years and six months in prison.
His release on 4 November was challenged by the Istanbul Prosecutor General's Office. The prosecution's appeal was upheld and Altan was arrested yesterday evening at his home in Kadıköy. He was remanded in custody again today by the Istanbul court.