Dutch journalist to be tried in Turkey on ‘terror propaganda’ charges

A Turkish prosecutor formally accused a Dutch journalist of “terrorist propaganda” on Monday, and asked she be jailed for up to five years, local media reported on Monday, a move that will deepen fears over press freedom in the NATO member state. Security forces briefly detained freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink last month and raided her home in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish south-east. The indictment, accepted by a Diyarbakir court, accuses Geerdink of posting messages on social media in favour of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), including a display of the group’s flag, according to Hurriyet Daily News (HDNER).

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4622134,00.html

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