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Turkey amnesty bill would release 90,000 prisoners, but no journalists

April 7, 2020 1:45 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2020 -- In response to the Turkish Parliament’s proposed bill that would release 90,000 prisoners to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but which would not free journalists held as political prisoners, the Committee...

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CPJ, 80 media and rights groups urge African heads of state to release jailed journalists

April 6, 2020 2:14 PM ET

CPJ and 80 media, press freedom, and human rights organizations write to African heads of state to call on their respective governments to release all jailed journalists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CPJ joins letter calling on Bahrain to release all journalists, citing COVID-19

April 6, 2020 1:25 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined other human rights and free expression organizations in a letter calling on the Bahraini government to release all imprisoned journalists and other political prisoners....

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Kyrgyz president must release journalist Azimjon Askarov amid COVID-19 epidemic

March 31, 2020 4:49 PM ET

CPJ today joined eight other human rights and press freedom organizations to call for the immediate release of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov, who has been serving a life sentence in retaliation for his reporting since June...

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All journalists jailed globally must be freed amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 7:00 AM ET

CPJ launches #FreeThePress campaign New York, March 30, 2020 --The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #FreeThePress campaign to call for the unconditional release of all jailed journalists to ensure their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Release all jailed journalists now

March 30, 2020 12:01 AM ET


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Journalist and RSF correspondent Khaled Drareni imprisoned in Algeria

March 27, 2020 5:00 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2020 -- Algerian authorities should drop all charges against journalist Khaled Drareni and release him from prison immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli: ‘Azerbaijani prisoners are facing death under coronavirus quarantine’

March 24, 2020 4:48 PM ET

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison on March 17, 2020, after nearly three years in jail, and flown to Berlin, where he was reunited with his wife and daughter. He served half of his six-year sentence on...

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Wife of imprisoned journalist Azimjon Askarov calls for his release as COVID-19 hits Kyrgyzstan

March 23, 2020 3:15 PM ET

On March 11, Khadicha Askarova, the wife of imprisoned journalist Azimjon Askarov, wrote a letter to Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov pleading for the journalist’s release....

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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli released from prison in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Azerbaijani investigative reporter Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison, and called for Azerbaijan authorities to release all other journalists held for their work....

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