Jailed translator freed from Turkish prison

Mohammed Rasool freed from prison
Mohammed Rasool freed from prison
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A TRANSLATOR colleague of former captive Wigan cameraman has been released from a Turkish prison.

Mohammed Rasool had spent 131 days behind bars. He and Vice News teammates Philip Pendlebury from Whitley and reporter Jake Hanrahan were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in August after filming clashes between protesters and police.

The two Englishmen were released a week later amid international outcry and frantic diplomacy but their Iraqi “fixer” was not so lucky.

However, Vice confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that he too had now been released.