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India - Cartoonist released on bail, authorities urged to drop all charges

Reporters without borders
The cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was released on bail yesterday on the Mumbai high court's orders after being held for four days on a sedition charge prompted by his portrayal of the national flag in cartoons used in an anti-corruption demonstration and online campaign. "We hail Trivedi's release but we call on Maharashtra state home minister R. R. Patel to drop all the charges against him," Reporters Without Borders said. "The penal code, the national emblem act, the information technology act (...)

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