March 7, 2023

07.03.2023 – Journalist Seyhan Avşar faces investigation over coveragevof individual’s death while in police custody

Seyhan Avşar from Halk TV (@seyhanavsar ) is under investigation by the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office for her reporting on the death of a suspected individual who was detained in the southern province of Hatay, Turkey on 11February 2023. The individual was arrested on suspicion of looting and vandalism in the aftermath of two powerful earthquakes in the region and allegedly beaten to death by members of the local authorities in Altınözü and one of his family members who was also detained and reportedly subjected to maltreatment is still recovering. Seyhan informed the public about the investigation against her by the authorities over her Twitter account on 23 February this year.

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