American Reporter Detained in Turkey for Nearly 3 Days

A Wall Street Journal reporter was detained in Turkey before being released almost 3 days later.

Dion Nissenbaum, a national security reporter, was stopped and held by Turkish authorities on Tuesday then finally released on Friday.

Nissenbaum was not allowed to contact his employer, attorney, family, or friends during the entire time.

The Turkish authorities have accused Nissenbaum of illegally publishing material from an Islamic State video. Apparently, this an activity that is prohibited in Turkey, according to a Wall Street Journal source.

Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker said, “While we are relieved that Dion was released unharmed after nearly three days, we remain outraged at his peremptory detention, without any contact with his family, legal counsel or colleagues.”

Turkish Police tried to get Nissenbaum to sign a document that included his Twitter handle, during his detention but Nissenbaum refused.

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H/T: The Hill

 

 

 

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