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Police are seen in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, on April 5, 2020. Tamil Nadu police recently arrested journalist Andrew Sam Raja Pandian. (AFP/Arun Sankar)

Police in India’s Tamil Nadu state arrest journalist over COVID-19 coverage

New Delhi, April 24, 2020 — Authorities in India’s Tamil Nadu state must immediately release journalist Andrew Sam Raja Pandian and drop their investigation into his outlet’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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