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[BREAKING] Court rules for continuation of pretrial detention of 5 Cumhuriyet journalists

A protester holds Cumhuriyet daily newspaper during a demonstration before the controversial trial of staff from Turkey's main opposition daily on September 11, 2017 in the Silivri district in Istanbul. The case, which opened in Istanbul in July, involves 17 current and former writers, cartoonists and executives from Cumhuriyet ("Republic") who are being tried on "terror" charges in a move denounced by supporters as absurd. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

An İstanbul court on Monday evening ruled for continuation of pretrial detention for five Cumhuriyet daily journalists.

According to the decision of İstanbul 27th High Criminal Court, during the hearing on Monday, held at a specially designed courtroom in Silivri Prison, five Cumhuriyet journalists — Akın Atalay, Murat Sabuncu, Kadri Gürsel, Ahmet Şık and Kemal Aydoğdu — will remain in pretrial detention until the next hearing on Sept. 25.

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