Tekin Aygün

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Aygün, a reporter for the leftist weekly Kurtulus, was reportedly arrested and jailed in Umraniye Prison. Kurtulus staffers told CPJ that Aygün had been convicted of membership in an outlawed organization under Article 168 of the Penal Code and sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison. CPJ has obtained court documents stating that prosecutors had dropped all charges against Aygün on November 30, 1995. But CPJ has been unable to determine if Aygün was facing trial on other charges, or his whereabouts.