Friday, 19 February 2016

رامي الجراح - ‎ Rami Jarrah

Rami Jarrah was detained in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey and has been moved to another town Adana. Info from CPJ, Committee for the Protection of Journalists, here.

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1 comment:

  1. From Rami Jarrah to his fb page:
    I have been released by the Turkish authorities, I would like to thank everyone that participated in helping me by showing their support in all the ways this was expressed.
    Unfortunately to this moment I have not received a direct or official explanation of why I was arrested and what I was being charged for however I understand that it developed from my crossing into Syria hence being arrested the first time as I departed. I appreciate the action that was taken to put a halt to whatever was happening but given the circumstances I was placed under and cases I witnessed of those in detention with me, I would like to shed light on at a later stage in order to ensure that justice is not only implemented in my case alone and why I was treated in such a manner.
    The location I was transferred to late Wednesday evening contained prisoners that were all held under the same suspicion of being terrorist elements, all have not been charged and some have been there for upto 9 months after having being declared innocent by a court of law. It disturbs me that I was placed in this situation given my background and obvious distance from such an accusation
    I understand the pressure the Turkish government is under and the responsibility it has in ensuring security and preventing terrorism from infiltrating or harming Turkey, however miscalculation or little research before action can mean that many become a victim of such a system.
    Thank you again to everyone for their support and to those that took action in ensuring my release.


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