Journalist Pelin Ünker sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation
Journalist was found guilty of ‘defamation and insult’ for writing about companies owned by former PM
A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to over a year in jail for writing about the offshores dealings of her country's senior politicians — articles the subjects of her stories have ADMITTED contain no inaccuracies. This kind of thing can't be tolerated.
sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation
Freedom of the Press
Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker was sentenced to over a year in jail for her reporting on the country's former prime minister. This highlights ongoing attacks on the press in Turkey, where 68 journalists were jailed for their work by the end of 2018.
Sarah Leah Whitson
(Just in case you thought #Turkey really cares about protecting journalists, eg #JamalKhashoggi): Journalist Pelin Ünker sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation
The cost of speaking truth to power in Turkey continues to rise: A Turkish Court has sentenced an investigative journalist to a year in jail for #PanamaPapers reporting on the business dealings of the country’s former Prime Minister.
You won't see hundreds of Tweets on this because Turkey is not an official enemy. All the more important given the campaign against the press. "Journalist Pelin Ünker sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation"
#Turkey: World’s largest jailer of journalists adds to its count, sentencing
to a year for her work uncovering business dealings of former PM & sons.