Last 2 owners of pro-Kurdish news agency detained

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The two remaining owners of the now-closed-down pro-Kurdish news agency JİNHA were detained on Saturday in Diyarbakır.

The two women, Kader Gözüoğlu and Aycan Çakır, were taken to a police station after searches of their homes.

The JİNHA news agency was among 10 newspapers and three magazines as well as two news agencies shut down by a government decree issued under post-coup emergency rule on Oct. 29.

The media outlets that were shuttered by the decree are the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) and the Jin News Agency (JINHA); the Özgür Gündem and Azadiya Welat newspapers; and the Yüksekova Haber, Batman Çağdaş, Cizre Postası, İdil Haber, Güney Expres, Prestij Haber, Urfanatik and Kızıltepe’nin Sesi local papers.

Meanwhile, an editor from JİNHA, Zehra Doğan who was imprisoned for four-and-a-half months was released on Friday pending trial.

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