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Ornstein, who is known in the Netherlands for his in depth reporting for NPO, says authorities did not provide a translator when he was arrested. (Kimberlyn David)

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein jailed in Panama for criminal defamation

New York, November 29, 2016–Authorities in Panama should immediately release Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who has been detained since November 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ornstein, a Panama-based journalist who runs the news website Bananama Republic, was arrested in relation to a 2012 criminal defamation conviction when he arrived at Panama City…

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