A Turkish court on Tuesday reversed a previous ruling to release veteran journalist Ahmet Altan, 69, on appeal after convicting him of aiding a terrorist organization, according to The Independent Turkish service.
The ruling was challenged by a prosecutor immediately after the hearing.
The court then issued a detention warrant for Altan, who was sentenced to 10 years, six months on Nov. 4.
One of Turkey’s most famous writers and journalists, Altan was first arrested after a 2016 failed coup on charges of supporting the coup attempt.
Later, an İstanbul court handed down a life sentence to Altan along with five other defendants, including his brother Mehmet Altan.
Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals overturned the life sentence verdict.
[DETAILS] Mr. Altan was sentenced to 10 years, 6 months in prison, and released pending appeal last week. The court, however, reversed its verdict of release pending appeal today upon the objection of a prosecutor || https://t.co/s2xOmMERUV pic.twitter.com/g3e78FYHXz
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