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Yemen - Provincial reporter given one-year jail sentence over Facebook post

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic / بالعربية Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence and fine of 200,000 ryals (750 euros) that a court in the central province of Al-Bayda imposed on reporter Majed Karout in his absence on 4 June for allegedly posting “lies” about a local official on Facebook. Karout is a correspondent for the Masdar Online news website. “We are outraged by this disproportionate sentence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the fact that the charges are completely (...)

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