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Turkmenistan journalist Nurgeldi Halykov facing retaliation in prison following coverage of his case

New York, May 12, 2022 – Turkmen authorities should cease retaliating against imprisoned journalist Nurgeldi Halykov, and should release him immediately and unconditionally, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Authorities first arrested Halykov in July 2020 and sentenced him to four years in prison that September. During his imprisonment, authorities have placed Halykov, a…

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Kyrgyzstan authorities file new charges against journalist Bolot Temirov

New York, April 21, 2022 – Kyrgyzstan authorities should drop all the charges against journalist Bolot Temirov and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Tuesday, April 19, police investigators in Bishkek, the capital, summoned Temirov and charged him with allegedly forging documents and illegally crossing the country’s border,…

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Pakistani journalist Zahid Shareef Rana attacked in Punjab province

New York, March 30, 2022 – Pakistani authorities must conduct an immediate and impartial investigation into the attack on journalist Zahid Shareef Rana and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Sunday, March 27, a group of around 10 men assaulted Rana, a reporter for the privately owned newspaper…

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Nicaraguan publisher Juan Lorenzo Holmann convicted on money laundering charges

New York, March 24, 2022 – Nicaraguan authorities should release publisher Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro from prison immediately, and should ensure that members of the press do not face criminal penalties for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Wednesday, March 23, at the end of a three-day closed-door trial, a judge…

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Belarus court sentences journalist Yahor Martsinovich to 2.5 years in prison

Stockholm, March 15, 2022 – In response to Tuesday’s decision by the Zavodski District Court in Minsk, Belarus, to sentence journalist Yahor Martsinovich to two years and six months in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Today’s sentence against Yahor Martsinovich demonstrates once again how Belarus authorities will resort…

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Polish authorities question reporter covering Belarus border area

On September 27, 2021, police in Michałowo, a Polish town near the border with Belarus, questioned Agnieszka Kaszuba, a reporter for daily newspaper Fakt, for about an hour, according to news reports, her employer, and the journalist, who communicated with CPJ via email.  Kaszuba told CPJ that the officers stopped her car while she was…

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Bangladesh authorities detain sister of exiled journalist Kanak Sarwar

Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021 — Bangladesh authorities must immediately release Nusrat Shahrin Raka, cease targeting journalists’ family members, and commit to allowing the media to operate without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Very early yesterday morning, officers with the police Rapid Action Battalion raided Raka’s home in Uttara, a…

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Moroccan journalist Soulaiman Raissouni sentenced to 5 years in prison

New York, July 12, 2021 – In response to the July 9 sentencing of journalist Soulaiman Raissouni to five years in prison on sexual assault charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Moroccan authorities should release journalist Soulaiman Raissouni immediately and refrain from filing trumped-up sexual assault charges against members of the…

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Philippine journalist Lady Ann Salem remains jailed after dismissal of firearms charges

Bangkok, February 17, 2021 – Philippine authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Lady Ann Salem and refrain from filing any new charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 5, the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court dismissed illegal firearms possession charges against Salem, editor of the Manila Today English-language news website, stating that…

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Belarus authorities detain at least 6 in tax investigation of local press club

New York, January 5, 2021 – Belarusian authorities should immediately release those recently detained as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion by Press Club Belarus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 22, authorities in Minsk detained five employees of Press Club Belarus as well as Ksenia Lutskina, an independent journalist…

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