Journalist Evren released

Journalist Kibriye Evren, who was taken to the courthouse after a 3-day detention period, was released on Monday.

Journalist Kibriye Evren was detained during a house raid in Tuzla on 9 February and brought to Kocaeli Courthouse after a 3-day detention period. Evren, whose prosecution proceedings were completed, was referred to the 1st Criminal Court of Peace with a request for arrest on Monday.

Speaking at the 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace, Evren said that all her activities were in line with journalism. Referring to the money transfers that were the subject of the accusation, Evren said that she transferred the money in question to friends and that it was within the scope of her professional activities.

Stating that journalism was targeted in her person, Evren emphasized that opposition journalism faced judicial pressure.

Şule Recepoğlu, lawyer of the Mesopotamia Women Journalists Association (MKG), and one of Evren's lawyers, underlined that Evren has been a journalist for a long time and stated that all the activities she carries out are within the scope of the journalism profession. Lawyers demanded Evren's acquittal.

After the statement, Evren was released.

On the other hand, 15 people detained within the scope of the same file were released under judicial control.