Dicle Müftüoğlu, the co-chair of the Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFG) and an editor for the Mezopotamya Agency (MA), was detained ( June 3).
It was announced that Müftüoğlu was detained for sending money to the imprisoned journalist Nedim Türfent. DFG co-chair Serdar Altan said that Müftüoğlu was detained after an investigation launched by Van Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office (June 5).
Müftüoğlu was referred to the Van Criminal Court of Peace for judicial control. Making her defense, journalist Müftüoğlu said that she knew Nedim Türfent and Ziya Ataman since she was the Editor-in-Chief of Dicle News Agency. Müftüoğlu stated that she had sent money for solidarity with her colleagues in prison. Müftüoğlu’s lawyer, Resul Temur, said that the legal elements of the offense charged did not arise and demanded her release. The journalist was released on probation (June 6).