16 Feb 2018

Journalists accused of Turkey coup involvement jailed for life  


Six defendants, including three prominent journalists, have been jailed for life by a Turkish court, accused of involvement in the failed 2016 coup. Their lawyer said they would appeal, calling the verdict “a decision where freedoms of expression and thought have been destroyed”.

More than 38,000 people are currently in jail, as part of the Turkish government’s crackdown.