Interrogated

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Russian police detain, interrogate journalist Yana Toporkova, raid her home

New York, October 29, 2020 – Russian authorities should immediately return equipment confiscated from journalist Yana Toporkova and ensure that members of the press are not harassed by law enforcement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 2, three men in plainclothes who identified themselves as police officers raided Toporkova’s apartment in the…

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Venezuelan intelligence services raid Correo del Caroní newspaper, detain employees

Miami, October 22, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities must stop harassing and threatening the Correo del Caroní newspaper, its owner, and its employees, and allow them to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 20, at about 9 a.m., agents from the Bolivarian Intelligence Service raided the headquarters of Correo del Caroní,…

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Uzbek authorities interrogate journalists, confiscate equipment over retracted COVID-19 report

Since July 25, 2020, Uzbek police and representatives of the country’s public prosecutor’s office have interrogated at least six local journalists and confiscated their computers and mobile devices, according to news reports and journalists who spoke to CPJ. On July 25, several local Uzbek outlets shared allegations originally published on the news website Repost that…

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Tajikistan authorities question family members of exiled journalist

On July 3, 2020, the Tajikistan prosecutor general’s office in Dushanbe, the capital, summoned two relatives of exiled journalist Mirzo Salimpur and questioned them about their relationship with him, according to news reports and Salimpur, who spoke with CPJ in a phone interview. Salimpur said he believes his relatives were interrogated in an attempt to…

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Malaysia investigates Al-Jazeera reporters over documentary on migrant arrests

Bangkok, July 13, 2020 – Malaysian authorities should cease investigating Al-Jazeera staffers and stop using legal threats to harass the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 10, Malaysian police interrogated six reporters and staff members of the Qatari broadcaster in relation to a July 3 documentary, “Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown,” aired…

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Journalists in India assaulted, targeted with investigations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Between April 5, 2020, and June 11, 2020, one journalist was assaulted by police, another had his property destroyed by local authorities in retaliation for his reporting, and at least five others were subject to criminal investigations and, in one case, an interrogation, according to interviews CPJ conducted with five of the journalists and media…

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Security officers are seen in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 11, 2020. Department of State Services agents recently detained and interrogated journalist Saint Mienpamo Onitsha. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian journalist detained by security forces, interrogated over sources

Abuja, May 19, 2020 — Nigerian authorities should cease their intimidation of journalist Saint Mienpamo Onitsha and ensure that security forces permit the press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Havana, Cuba, on April 4, 2020. Police recently summoned and interrogated journalist Mónica Baró. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

Cuban journalist Mónica Baró fined over Facebook posts under new internet decree

Miami, April 21, 2020 — Cuban authorities must drop the fine imposed on reporter Mónica Baró and refrain from using Decree 370 to harass independent journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Moscow, Russia, on August 3, 2019. Authorities in Pskov recently harassed journalists covering the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian authorities harass journalists reporting on Svetlana Prokopyeva terrorism case

Vilnius, October 4, 2019 — Russian authorities should drop the charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva and stop harassing reporters covering her case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Moscow, Russia, on August 3, 2019. Police in Saratov recently raided journalist AleksandrNikishin's apartment and interrogated him. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian police raid home of journalist Aleksandr Nikishin

Vilnius, September 13, 2019 — Russian authorities should stop harassing journalist Aleksandr Nikishin and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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