Vice News fixer Mohammed Rasool freed after being held in Turkish prison for 131 days

Vice News has announced that its journalist Mohammed Rasool has been released on bail having been held in a Turkish prison for 131 days. 

Along with colleagues, Phil Pendlebury and Jake Hanrahan, Rasool was arrested by Turkish police on 27 August 2015.

Pendlebury and Hanrahan were released after 11 days but Rasool, 25, was held in a high security jail and charged with "assisting a terrorist organisation". 

He was detained whilst working as a fixer for the two British journalists covering the conflict in Turkey's Kurdish south-east.

The three journalists had travelled to towns along Turkey's border with Iraq, the centre of renewed violence between Kurdish militants and government forces.

 

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