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India - Anti-corruption cartoonist arrested and charged with sedition

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders strongly deplores the arrest of the cartoonist Aseem Trivedi by police in Uttar Pradesh state on 8 August. He has been charged with sedition for publishing cartoons on his website criticising government corruption. The organization also calls for his immediate and unconditional release. “The prosecution and detention of the cartoonist are a gross violation of freedom of expression and information by the Indian authorities,” the organization said. The arrest (...)

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