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Two British journalists from Vice News and their Iraqi interpreter, Mohammed Ismael Rasool (himself a journalist), went to southern Turkey to cover a story on the clashes between pro-Kurdish youth and Turkish security forces. All three were arrested on August 27, 2015, and charged with supporting a terrorist organization. A week later, the two British nationals were released and returned to the UK. Rasool, on the other hand, was held in a maximum-security prison until, after much pressure from many sides, he was freed on bail after 131 days of imprisonment. Since his release on January 5, 2016, there have been no updates.