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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli released from prison in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Azerbaijani investigative reporter Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison, and called for Azerbaijan authorities to release all other journalists held for their work....

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Vietnamese blogger who was abducted in Thailand sentenced to 10 years in prison

March 9, 2020 9:35 AM ET

Bangkok, March 9, 2020 -- Vietnamese authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Truong Duy Nhat and should release him immediately from prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Adalbert Hiol jailed since November in Cameroon

March 5, 2020 4:25 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should not contest journalist Adalbert Hiol’s appeal of a false news and defamation conviction and should let his newspaper publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists covering refugee movements in Turkey detained, jailed

March 2, 2020 4:19 PM ET

Istanbul, March 2, 2020 -- Turkish authorities should allow journalists to cover refugee movements and other important events of public interest without fear that they will be detained or imprisoned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

February 18, 2020 2:30 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland court sentences journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig to 21 months in prison

January 28, 2020 2:10 PM ET

Nairobi, January 28, 2020 -- Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig from prison and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian court sentences 2 journalists to jail on propaganda charges

November 12, 2019 3:34 PM ET

In October 2019, the Tehran Appeals Court sentenced Pouria Alami, a political columnist and satirist with the reformist Shargh Daily, to one year in prison and Tahereh Riahi, the former social affairs editor of the government-funded Borna News Agency,...

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Uzbek blogger Nodirbek Hojimatov sentenced to 10 days in prison for Facebook post

September 16, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- Authorities in Uzbekistan must immediately release blogger Nodirbek Hojimatov and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jailed Azerbaijani journalist Ikram Rahimov to appeal sentence

August 27, 2019 1:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalist Ikram Rahimov and stop retaliating against reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroonian journalist detained on criminal defamation and false news charges

June 20, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Abidjan, June 20, 2019 -- Cameroonian authorities should immediately release journalist Paul Chouta and drop criminal defamation and false news charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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