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Vice News fixer 'charged over encryption software' - Al Jazeera English

2.9.15

Vice News fixer 'charged over encryption software' - Al Jazeera English: Three staff members from Vice News were charged with "engaging in terrorist activity" because one of the men was using an encryption system on his personal computer which is often used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a senior press official in the Turkish government has told Al Jazeera.

Two UK journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, along with their Turkey-based Iraqi fixer and a driver, were arrested on Thursday in Diyarbakir while filming clashes between the security forces and youth members of the outlawed pro-Kurdish PKK.

On Monday, the three men were charged by a Turkish judge in Diyarbakir with "engaging in terrorist activity" on behalf of ISIL, the driver was released without charge.


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