Journalist from Northampton accused of terrorism ‘may be released tomorrow’

Vice News correspondent, Jake Hanrahan, went to Northampton College
Vice News correspondent, Jake Hanrahan, went to Northampton College
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A journalist from Northampton arrested in Turkey on terror charges could be released soon, Amnesty International has said.

Vice News reporter Jake Hanrahan, along with cameraman Philip Pendlebury, were arrested while filming in the south-east of the country last week and accused of “working on behalf of a terrorist organisation” and assisting Islamic State (Isis).

Now an Amnesty International worker has reportedly told Vice News the men will be released from prison tomorrow (Friday).

They were arrested with a Turkish translator they were working with while filming clashes between police and youth members of the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party last Thursday.

The charity had previously said the charges were another example of the Turkish authorities “suppressing the reporting of stories that are embarrassing to them”.

Vice News said the accusations were “baseless”.

Mr Hanrahan has written for The Guardian, the Independent, Wired, and Rolling Stone Middle East.