Bail

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Senegalese journalist Pape Alé Niang released again from custody under tight bail restrictions

Dakar, January 10, 2023 — In response to news reports that Pape Alé Niang, director of the privately owned Senegalese news website Dakarmatin, was released Tuesday on bail under the condition that he refrains from traveling or speaking about his case, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for those restrictions to…

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Senegalese journalist Pape Alé Niang released on bail with ban on foreign travel, speaking about case

Dakar, December 15, 2022—In response to a Senegalese court’s decision to release journalist Pape Alé Niang on bail with strict conditions, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement Thursday calling for an end to this legal harassment: “The fact that journalist Pape Alé Niang is no longer in a jail cell in Senegal…

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Congolese journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya unable to pay bail, denied release

Kinshasa, August 24, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should drop all legal proceedings against journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya after they spent more than eight months in arbitrary detention, and should not use excessive bail to keep journalists imprisoned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Lola, a freelance…

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Nigerian publisher Olamilekan Hammed Adewale Bashiru granted bail with strict conditions

Abuja, June 28, 2022 ­­– Nigerian authorities should release EagleForeSight publisher Olamilekan Hammed Adewale Bashiru and ensure that overly stringent bail conditions are not used as a tool to keep him behind bars, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On June 21, a federal high court in the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta, granted Bashiru…

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CPJ welcomes Nigerian journalist Luka Binniyat’s release on bail, calls for end to prosecution

Abuja, February 4, 2022 — In response to the release on bail Thursday of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian freelance reporter for the U.S.-based news outlet The Epoch Times, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for the charges against him to be dropped: “While Nigerian journalist Luka Binniyat’s release on bail is…

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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail, remains in detention in Zimbabwe

New York, January 14, 2021 – Zimbabwe authorities should not contest freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s appeal, drop all charges against him, and ensure that he can work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, a magistrate court in Harare, the capital, denied Chin’ono bail, citing that the “state fears that he will commit…

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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono released on bail, with restrictions, in Zimbabwe

New York, September 2, 2020 — Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was released today after 44 days in pre-trial detention, following a ruling from Harare High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi that imposed restrictions on the journalist’s actions while on bail, according to news reports and Doug Coltart, a member of the journalist’s defense team, who spoke…

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Uon Chhin, left, and Yeang Sothearin, former journalists for Radio Free Asia, leave prison in Cambodia after being freed on bail. Both still face espionage charges. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

Cambodian journalists released on bail but espionage charges remain

Bangkok, August 21, 2018–Two former Radio Free Asia journalists were granted bail in Cambodia today by Phnom Penh’s Municipal Court, according to news reports. Uon Chhin, a videographer, and Yeang Sothearin, previously a news editor at the U.S. Congress-funded station, were arrested on November 14, 2017 and held in pre-trial detention until their release today.…

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Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, pictured, is facing charges after covering unrest in Jammu and Kashmir state. (Younis Khaliq)

India releases photojournalist Kamran Yousuf on bail

New York, March 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomes the release on bail of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and calls on Indian authorities to drop all remaining charges against him. Yousuf was granted bail by a National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court in Delhi on Monday and was released today after providing 100,000…

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Pakistani journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza (center with garland) was released on bail March 10, 2018. (Hassaan Raza)

Pakistan releases journalist on bail

New York, March 12, 2018 –The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomes the release on bail of Pakistani journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza and calls on Pakistani authorities to drop all remaining charges against him. Authorities released Raza from prison on March 10 after an Anti-Terrorism Court in Punjab province acquitted the journalist on eight charges…

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