Anti-State Charges

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CPJ condemns Iran’s execution of journalist Roohollah Zam

New York, December 12, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned in the strongest possible terms the execution of Iranian journalist Roohollah Zam, editor of the Amad News Telegram channel. Iranian authorities executed Zam today by hanging, according to The Associated Press and Reuters, both citing government-affiliated news sources. “With the execution of Roohollah…

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Authorities detain Chinese staff member of Bloomberg News in Beijing

Taipei, December 11, 2020—Chinese authorities should immediately release and drop any pending charges against Haze Fan, a staff member in the Bloomberg News Beijing bureau, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On Monday, plainclothes security officials in Beijing detained Fan from her apartment on suspicion of participating in activities endangering national security, according to…

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Egyptian security forces detain brother of Darb editor Khaled el-Balshy

New York, October 13, 2020 – Egyptian authorities must immediately release Kamal el-Balshy and stop harassing the families of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 20, state security forces arrested Kamal el-Balshy, who works at an international travel agency, while he was returning home from the gym in downtown Cairo, according…

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Journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, October 7, 2020 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Pham Doan Trang and drop anti-state charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Trang, a prominent journalist who contributes regularly to several independent news sites, was arrested just before midnight yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City, according to news reports….

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Iranian youth checks currency rates

Majid Motalebzadeh arrested, charged with cybercrimes for economic reporting

Washington, D.C., June 29, 2020 – Iranian authorities should immediately drop charges against Majid Motalebzadeh, editor and reporter at the state-run Sedaye Eslahat newspaper, and release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 20, Motalebzadeh appeared before the Cyber Crimes Court in Tehran after being summoned by the country’s Cyber Police Unit,…

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People march to show solidarity for jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Yangon, Myanmar, on September 1, 2018, two days before a local court sentenced them to 7 years in prison on charges of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act. (Reuters/Ann Wang)

CPJ condemns conviction in Myanmar of Reuters’s Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Bangkok, September 3, 2018–A Myanmar court today sentenced two Reuters news agency reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years each in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported.

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo, face up to 14 years in prison for their reporting in Myanmar. (Reuters/Antoni Slodkowski)

Myanmar charges two Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Bangkok, January 10, 2018–Prosecutors in Myanmar today charged two Reuters reporters with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the criminal indictment and called on the authorities to drop the charges and release the reporters.

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo, face up to 14 years in prison for their reporting in Myanmar. (Reuters/Antoni Slodkowski)

Myanmar must free Reuters journalists, drop investigation

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar authorities to cease all legal proceedings and release from jail two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, whose work involved reporting on conflict-ridden Rakhine state. The two were arrested December 12 on suspicions of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act,…

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A military court reduced Ahmed Abba's 10-year prison sentence on terror-related charges to 24 months. (Credit withheld)

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian court reduces sentence on appeal

Durban, South Africa, December 21, 2017 — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s ruling by a Cameroonian military appeal court that should result in Radio France Internationale radio journalist Ahmed Abba’s immediate release from prison.

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Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh stands trial in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, June 29, 2017. (Vietnam News Agency via AP)

Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

New York, June 29, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the 10-year prison sentence a Vietnamese court today imposed on blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom.

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