Turkey: Journalist with infant released under electronic custody
A mother of an infant baby only 45 days old was released from police custody on Wednesday night after spending hours without being able to properly breastfeed her baby.
Zemo Aggoz from Mesopotamia Agency was among 11 Kurdish journalists who were arrested in dawn raids in Turkey's several provinces on Tuesday and she will be under house arrest, after a court decided for her release under judicial control.
After Aggoz was taken into custody in Turkey’s capital Ankara at 6.30 in the morning, the infant could not be fed for at least four hours as Aggoz's lawyer could not immediately find out where she has been taken to, MA said.
The detained journalists were denied access to their lawyers for 24 hours, "because of the nature of the offenses they have been charged with."
Aggoz was met by fellow journalists after she gave her testimony in the court.
She said she was half happy as all of her friends were still in custody.
“We are all journalists, and all the friends kept inside are also journalists. We once again said that journalism is not a crime. We want our friends to be released as soon as possible,” she said.