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Serbia - Journalist serving 150-day jail term for “insulting” Hungarian far-right politician

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 150-day jail sentence that the Serbian journalist Saš Laszclo began serving in Subotica, in northern Serbia on 23 July, a sentence he got for posting an article on the Hungarian-language website Magyar Szó in 2007 that allegedly insulted the Hungarian far-right politician László Toroczkai. “Laszclo's imprisonment is an aberration,” Reporters Without Borders said. “You cannot convict a journalist on a criminal charge just for criticizing a politician. Being (...)

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