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Golan Heights-based Syrian journalist asks panel to commute three-year sentence

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the Israeli authorities to be lenient with Syrian journalist Atta Farhat, who is serving a three-year jail sentence on a charge of “communicating with a hostile country.” Detained for nearly two years, he is due to appear today before a judicial review board that could commute his sentence. The Golan Heights correspondent of Syrian public television and the national daily Al Watan, Farhat was arrested at his home in the Golan Heights town of (...)

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