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Iraq - Editor held illegally for six days because of corruption coverage

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the way Sherwan Sherwani, the editor of a monthly based in Dohuk, in the far north of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, was arrested and held for six days, until finally freed on bail on 25 April. “Sherwani's detention was arbitrary and illegal under the Law of Journalism in Kurdistan (Law No. 35)” Reporters Without Borders said. “The way this journalist was treated has all the hallmarks of political reprisals for his coverage of corruption (...)

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