Journalist Emre Orman Released

Arrested due to his social media posts on October 24, journalist Emre Orman has been released from prison upon the objection of his lawyers.

Journalist Emre Orman, a reporter for the Net News Agency, has been released from prison upon the objection of his lawyers.

Orman was taken into custody due to his social media messages on October 23 and arrested on charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" one day later. Orman was released from prison yesterday evening (October 31) after his lawyers objected to his arrest.

He was reporting on Saturday Mothers/People

Emre Orman was regularly following the protests of Saturday Mothers/People in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Speaking to bianet, Orman previously stated the following about the mothers and their protests:

"Just think about it: You listen the sorrows of mothers every week, you learn their stories. It is impossible not to be affected as a human. Their sorrow has become our sorrow. When they are subjected to violence, we also get hurt. We do not see ourselves different from them.

"We are wherever the mothers are. They have been putting up barriers between us for weeks. In the middle of all those shields, we are trying to find a way to make their voices heard, to reach the mothers. We will not give up making the voices of mothers heard."

Source: English Bianet