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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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State police patrol in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on February 15, 2019. Journalist Omar Camacho was recently found dead in the state. (Daniel Becerril/Reuters)

Mexican reporter Omar Camacho found dead in Sinaloa state

Mexico City, April 2, 2019 — Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a swift, credible, and exhaustive investigation into the death of reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A poster of Saudi Arabia's King and Crown Prince, in Jeddah in November 2017. Medical assessments leaked to The Guardian reveal the abuse of detainees, including at least four journalists, in Saudi prisons. (Reuters/Reem Baeshen)

Infographic: Journalists named in Guardian report on torture in Saudi jails

Individuals detained under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on dissent, including at least four journalists, are being abused and tortured in Saudi prisons, according to medical assessments prepared for King Salman and leaked to The Guardian.

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Caracas, Venezuela, seen on May 20, 2018. A Polish reporter was recently attacked by unknown assailants in Caracas. (Marco Bello/Reuters)

Polish reporter Tomasz Surdel assaulted in Venezuela

Miami, March 15, 2019 — Venezuelan authorities should conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the violent assault of reporter Tomasz Surdel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Agents of the Federal Police patrol in Baja California Sur state, Mexico, on March 12, 2018. On January 29, 2019, journalist Martín Valtierra García was beaten by two unknown assailants outside his home in Comondù, Baja California Sur. (Daniel Slim/AFP)

Mexican reporter assaulted with baseball bats in Baja California Sur

Mexico City, January 31, 2019–Mexican authorities should immediately undertake a credible and thorough investigation into an assault on January 29 against journalist Martín Valtierra García and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Valtierra was beaten by two unknown assailants outside his home in Comondù, in the northern Mexican state of Baja…

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Security forces detain a protester in Kampala on August 20. Security personnel beat and detained at least four journalists who were covering unrest in Uganda's capital. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan security forces attack and detain journalists covering protests

Nairobi, August 23, 2018–Security forces beat and detained at least four journalists covering protests in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on August 20, and confiscated or damaged their equipment. CPJ today condemned the attacks and called on Ugandan authorities to hold those responsible to account.

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Latif Iddrisu, journalist with Joy FM and Joy News, at his home in Ghana's capital, Accra, on May 5, 2018. The journalist told CPJ he was attacked by police in March 2018. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen)

Ghanaian journalist beaten by police

Latif Iddrisu, a Ghanaian broadcast journalist for the privately owned JoyFM radio station and JoyNews television channel, was beaten by a group of police officers at the criminal investigation department (CID) headquarters in the country’s capital, Accra, on March 27, 2018, the journalist told CPJ during a May 5 interview.

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