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Palestine - Journalist pardoned, but jail term highlights need for legislative reform

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders is relieved that President Mahmoud Abbas pardoned the journalist Mamdouh Hamamreh shortly after an appeal court in the West Bank city of Bethlehem yesterday sentenced him to a year in prison on a charge of insulting Abbas and publishing “hate-filled” content online. The Bethlehem correspondent of the pro-Hamas Palestinian satellite TV station Al-Quds, Hamamreh was arrested after yesterday's ruling and is still being held in a Bethlehem police (...)

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