Turkey sentences journalist Can Dündar to 27 years for espionage and terrorism

  • A court docket sentences him for publishing in 2015 that the Erdogan authorities had secretly despatched weapons to Syria
  • The attorneys of the ex-editor of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, exiled in Germany, denounce a “honest” trial

A Turkish court docket has sentenced this Wednesday to 27 years and 6 months in jail to the intervaliis Can Dundar, exiled in Germany, for crimes of espionage and terrorism, report native media.

Dündar was editor of the newspaper Republic in 2015 when he printed pictures of a cargo of weapons of Turkey a Syria In vehicles protected by brokers of the Turkish secret companies, data thought of a “state secret”.

The journalist has been sentenced to 18 years and 9 months in jail for “espionage” and to eight years and 9 months for “financing a terrorist group.”

Dündar, exiled in Germany after spending three months in preventive detention, weighs a search and arrest warrant for not showing on the trials and his property has been confiscated.

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His attorneys additionally didn’t seem at right this moment’s listening to after declaring that it was a “honest trial.”

Dündar was sentenced to 5 years in jail in 2016 for “revealing state secrets and techniques”, however the Turkish Supreme Court docket overturned the sentence in March 2018 and despatched the case again to the decrease court docket, which repeated the trial and delivered a sentence right this moment.

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