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India - Sedition charges dropped against cartoonist

Reporters without borders
The government of the western state of Maharashtra today withdrew the sedition charges it had brought against the well-known cartoonist Aseem Trivedi. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision, which it had been demanding since the start of the case (see below). "We are pleased by this development, which is good news for freedom of expression in India, but we remind the authorities of the need to amend and update the laws on sedition and protection of the national flag," Reporters (...)

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