Two British journalists released
Sept.3, Ankara: Turkish authorities have released two British journalists who were arrested on charges related to terrorism. However, their assistant is still jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.
Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury working with Vice News and their Turkey-based assistant Mohammed Ismael Rasool were detained last week in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, where renewed fighting has killed scores of people.
On Monday the court hearing accused three of aiding the terrorist organizations. The Turkish court, which arrested the journalists, has alleged that translator Mohammed Ismael Rasool had encrypted hard drives protected by passwords on his computer which was denied by the Rasool.
The Oslo Times