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Serbia - Presidential pardon for jailed freelance journalist

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders hails Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic's decision on 3 August to pardon Laszlo Sas, a 69-year-old freelance journalist who was jailed on 23 July for being unable to pay a fine of 150,000 dinars (1,200 euros) for insulting a far-right Hungarian politician (see below). In a press release announcing the pardon, the president cited "freedom of opinion” and said it was "inappropriate for a journalist to be imprisoned for making his own opinion public." "We are (...)

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