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Libyan journalist detained on defamation charges for publication on corruption

Headline Title:  Libyan journalist detained on defamation charges 12 March 2013 A Libyan newspaper editor detained since 19 December for publishing a list of judges allegedly involved in corruption in the country must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.Amara Abdalla al-Khatabi, 67, is currently detained in Hudba Prison in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, charged with defamation in relation to a list of 84 judges his newspaper published saying they were involved in corruption.He has been on hunger strike since 28 February in protest against his arrest…

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