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Brazil - Góes case prompts call for decriminalization

Reporters Without Borders hopes that, in a decision due shortly, Brazil's Federal Supreme Court will overturn journalist José Cristian Góes' criminal defamation conviction over a fictional tale about political corruption that he posted on his blog in May 2012, for which he received an initial jail sentence. Góes was sentenced on 4 July 2013 to seven months and 16 days in prison – a sentence that was immediately commuted to community service. He was also ordered to pay 25,000 reais (7,200 euros) (...)

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