MA Journalist sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison

Mezopotamya News Agency journalist, Seda Taşkın, have spent 10 months in prison before being sentenced.

Mezopotamya News Agency correspondent Seda Taşkın was taken into custody on 20 December 2017 in Muş allegedly as a result of a “serious complaint against her”.

On 20 January 2018 she was remanded in custody.

In the case heard at Muş 2nd High Criminal Court, Taşkın was charged with “being a member of an illegal organization” and “making propaganda for an illegal organization” and was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months of imprisonment.

Sadly there is no doubt that Turkey is the largest prison for journalists worldwide. 

According to the Solidarity Platform with Imprisoned Journalists, at least 217 journalists are currently in prison.