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International artists rally for release of Deniz Yucel

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A protester demands the release of Deniz Yucel during a Hamburg rally
A protester demands the release of Deniz Yucel during a Hamburg rally   -   Copyright  REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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The campaign to set free the imprisoned German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel has received a boost from a group of international artists.

Sunday marks 300 days since he was imprisoned in Turkey without charge.

Now several leading figures from the entertainment world, including singers Bono and Sting, have joined forces to call for his release.

German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been jailed without charge for 299 days

Yucel was arrested on charges of sedition and disseminating propaganda affiliated with terror groups.

The 44-year-old reporter denies the allegations and has urged Turkish authorities to have a fair and speedy trial.