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Turkey - Journalist given 13 months in jail for insulting Mohammed

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of 13 and a half months in prison that an Istanbul magistrate's court passed yesterday on Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nisanyan for posting “insulting” comments about Mohammed in his blog. “Nisanyan's jail sentence is a grave violation of freedom of information and sends a threatening message to fellow journalists and bloggers that is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It should be overturned on appeal. Suppression of (...)

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