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How Hungarians feel about their government's decision to detain all asylum seekers in container camps? How is German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel faring in prison? Plus how an Iranian-American started a new life in the US as a fashion designer after being jailed and lashed for flaunting Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women. We also talk about the idea of hooliganism as a sport.
Turkey’s detention of the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on charges that he's been spreading terrorist propaganda has lead to a deterioration of already badly frayed German-Turkish relations. He has been in custody since mid-February. DW spoke to Deniz’s best friend and fellow journalist Doris Akrap who has known him for over 30 years. How is Deniz coping in prison?
With Schulz and Merkel neck-and-neck in the polls, we talk to senior CDU MP and German deputy finance minister Jens Spahn. Does he think Merkel can win a fourth term in what she expects to be her toughest election yet?
The recent arrest in Turkey of German reporter Deniz Yucel is not unique. While Turkey's constitution guarantees press freedom, a slew of other laws are turning it into one of the world's worst places for journalists.