#FreeRasool: Help Free VICE Journalist Mohammed Rasool, Imprisoned in Turkey
Journalist Mohammed Rasool was detained by Turkish authorities nearly two months ago on baseless allegations of assisting a terrorist organization while reporting for VICE News.
Two other VICE reporters, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, were detained along with Rasool but were released on September 3rd. Meanwhile a reporter has been threatened for merely asking the Turkish President about Rasool’s imprisonment and the US Department of State has publicly called for his release, or at the very least for due process to be upheld.
Watch the video below in which VICE founder and CEO Shane Smith and other VICE colleagues call for Rasool’s release. Get involved by contacting your local politicians and urging them to take action.
This call may seem out of place on a website that’s devoted to musicians that wear corpsepaint and silly costumes, but it’s incredibly important that we all retain the right for free speech and due process. Do your part to protect free journalism.