Hatice Duman



Journalists in Istanbul protest over the crackdown on the free press in 2015. Among the 14 journalists jailed in Turkey at the end of last year is Hatice Duman, who is serving a life sentence. (AP/Omer Kuscu)

Hatice Duman is serving a life sentence on anti-state charges and has been in jail longer than any other woman journalist on CPJ's 2015 Prison Census. The former owner and news editor of the socialist weekly Atılım (Leap), has been a serving a life term since 2003 on charges of being a member of the banned Marxist Leninist Communist Party, or MLKP, producing propaganda, and "attempting to change the constitutional order by force,"  according to a list of imprisoned journalists provided to CPJ by the Turkish Justice Ministry. 

Source: CPJ