Italian Journalist jailed in Turkey for 10 Days to Go On Hunger Strike

According to Doğan News Agency (DHA) citing Italy-based ANSA news agency, Gabriele Del Grande was allowed to speak with some of his friends and his spouse Alexanda D’Onofrio, who lives in Greece, for the first since his detention on April 9.

Telling that he is in good condition but now allowed to speak with his attorneys or anyone else, Del Grande stated that there is no charge pressed against him and he will start hunger strike tonight.

Del Grande went to Turkey’s Syrian border on April 7 to make research for his new book on how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was formed. He was detained on April 9, two days after his arrival.


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