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Nigerian journalist Ike-Jacobs Nwosu beaten at Imo state legislature

Abuja, June 30, 2020 – Nigerian authorities should investigate the attack on journalist Ike-Jacobs Nwosu and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, Uche Ogbuagu, a legislator in Nigeria’s southeastern Imo state, approached Nwosu, a reporter for the privately owned Eastern Lead Express newspaper, while he was…

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Police officers are seen in the Ficksburg police station. Police recently beat and charged journalist Paul Nthoba after he photographed them enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown. (Photo: Paul Nthoba)

South African police assault, charge journalist Paul Nthoba after he photographs COVID-19 lockdown

New York, May 18, 2020 — Authorities in South Africa should conduct a swift investigation into the beating of journalist Paul Nthoba and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is seen on November 2, 2015. Journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov was recenty beaten by unidentified assailants in Dushanbe. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Tajik journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov beaten by unidentified assailants

New York, May 12, 2020 – Tajikistan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Basra, Iraq, on March 31, 2020. Police recently attacked journalist Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai at COVID-19 checkpoint in Samarra. (Reuters/Essam al-Sudani)

Iraqi security forces beat journalist Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai at COVID-19 checkpoint

On March 31, 2020, two officers of the Iraqi Police Sixth Emergency Regiment assaulted Mohamed Kader al-Samarrai, director of the local broadcaster Al-Maliyah TV, after stopping him at a checkpoint to enforce the country’s COVID-19 curfew, according to a Facebook post by al-Samarrai and reports by the National Union of Journalists in Iraq and the…

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Police officers are seen in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on March 26, 2018. Presidential bodyguards recently attacked a group of journalists in Freetown. (Reuters/Olivia Acland)

Three journalists beaten by Sierra Leone presidential bodyguards in September

On September 8, 2019, bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown, the capital, according to the journalists, who spoke to CPJ, and news reports.

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Karnataka state police personnel are seen in Rajinikanth, Bangalore, on June 7, 2018. Two journalists were recently assaulted in Karnataka state, and another in Uttar Pradesh. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)

Journalists assaulted in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka states in India

Three journalists were assaulted in two Indian states on June 11 and 12, 2019, according to news reports.

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Journalist Ivan Golunov is seen on June 7, 2019, following his detention by Moscow police. (Image via Ivan Kolpakov, used with permission)

Police detain, allegedly beat Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

New York, June 7, 2019 — Russian authorities should immediately drop all charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, release him, and investigate allegations that he was beaten in police custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad officers are seen in Kano, Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. Journalist Kofi Bartels told CPJ he was recently assaulted and threatened by anti-robbery officers. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Nigerian journalist Kofi Bartels says police beat him, threatened him with sexual assault

New York, June 6, 2019 — Nigerian authorities must investigate and hold accountable the police officers responsible for allegedly assaulting and threatening journalist Kofi Bartels, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Protesters clash with riot police in Naples on May 16, 2019. Riot police recently assaulted La Repubblica reporter Stefano Origone while he was working in Genoa. (AFP/Carlo Hermann)

Italian riot police beat La Repubblica reporter Stefano Origone

Berlin, May 24, 2019 — Italian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the police beating of La Repubblica reporter Stefano Origone and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People wait in line at a government-run grocery store in Havana, Cuba, on April 17, 2019. Cuban police detained and beat journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones in Guantánamo on April 22. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuban police detain and beat journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones in Guantánamo

Miami, April 24, 2019–Cuban authorities should immediately release journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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