Ufuk Dogubay

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CPJ believes that the prosecution of Dogubay, a former editor of Kurtulus, was motivated by his work as a journalist and is part of a pattern of harassment against the magazine. Court documents state that Dogubay was arrested and imprisoned on July 27, 1995, and accused of writing a document that indicated that Kurtulus was the publication of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C). He denied the charge, but an expert witness for the prosecution concluded that he had written the document. The prosecution cited statements from two people allegedly incriminating Dogubay, and claimed that Dogubay shouted leftist slogans during his arrest. He was convicted and sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison under Article 168/2 of the Penal Code. The court documents refer to him as a journalist and an engineer. He is in Sagmalcilar Prison.