World Press Freedom Day tomorrow: 32 journalists jailed in Europe

Journalists Jailed in Turkey

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD), tomorrow, the European Federation of Journalists strongly calls for release of imprisoned journalists in Europe.

With their affiliates in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia and Belarus, the EFJ and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are following closely the cases of 33 imprisoned journalists in Europe. All of them are in prison just for having done their job.

Together with the Helsinki Commission, the EFJ call on again the authorities of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia to release those journalists who remain imprisoned.

We will not forget them…

Turkey (follow the IFJ/EFJ campaign “Set journalists free in Turkey”)

  1. Seyithan Akyüz, December 11, 2009
  2. Miktat Algül, May 17, 2010
  3. Sevcan Atak, June 18, 2010
  4. Mehmet Baransu, March 2, 2015
  5. Mikail Barut, August 29, 2012
  6. Ferhat Çiftçi, February 16, 2011
  7. Şahabettin Demir, May 9, 2010
  8. Hamit Dilbahar, February 13, 2010
  9. Cengiz Doğan, April 20, 2009
  10. Hatice Duman, April 1, 2003
  11. Mustafa Gök, February 1, 2004
  12. Cüneyt Hacıoğlu, September 2, 2013
  13. Hidayet Karaca, December 14, 2014
  14. Kenan Karavil, December 11, 2009
  15. Ali Konar, May 27, 2010
  16. Kamuran Sunbat,
  17. Erdal Süsem, February 1, 2010
  18. Ensar Tunca, February 15, 2011
  19. Sami Tunca, September 17, 2013
  20. Nuri Yeşil, May 27, 2010
  21. Erol Zavar, January 20, 2007

Azerbaijan

  1. Sardar Alibeili, July 31, 2013
  2. Nijat Aliyev, May 20, 2012
  3. Araz Guliyev, September 8, 2012
  4. Parviz Hashimli, September 17, 2013
  5. Seymur Hazi, August 29, 2014
  6. Khadija Ismayilova, December 5, 2014
  7. Hilal Mamedov, June 21, 2012
  8. Rauf Mirkadyrov, April 19, 2014
  9. Tofiq Yaqublu, January 24, 2013
  10. Avaz Zeynally, October 28, 2011

Russia

  1. Sergei Reznik, November 26, 2013

Belarus

  1. Aleksandr Alesin, November 25, 2014, released but still facing charges and not allowed to travel abroad

Last edited on 5.05.2015 with update on Aleksandr Alesin.

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