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Iraq - Kurdish authorities arrest magazine editor to appease Islamists

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Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Hamin Ary, the editor of the Erbil-based Kurdish and Arabic monthly Chirpa (Al-Hamsah in Arabic), and the withdrawal of all the charges against him. He has been held since 7 May for reprinting an allegedly blasphemous article by Goran Halmat, a controversial Kurdish writer living in self-exile in Norway. According to Erbil police chief Abdullah Khaliche Talate, Ary was arrested under article 372 of the Iraqi (...)

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