Free Expression Daily Digest: Monday, September 19
Cambodia sentences four rights activists to six months in prison
Four women land rights activists were sentenced to six months in prison by a court in Cambodia on Monday for insulting and obstructing public officials during a 2011 violent land rights protest.
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Journalist ‘physically restrained’ by Trump campaign staff at D.C. hotel tour
Representatives of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign “physically restrained” a reporter from accompanying Trump on a scheduled press tour of his new hotel in Washington, in the latest episode involving an altercation between officials and Trump’s press corps.
Human rights watchdogs protest detention of Montenegrin journalist
Human rights watchdogs have penned an open letter to protest the prolonged detention and prosecution of freelance journalist Jovo Martinović in Montenegro. Martinović, a Montenegrin investigative reporter has been in custody since October 22, 2015, on suspicion of involvement in a drug-trafficking scheme.
Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani detained for seeking land rights
Gujarat Dalit rights activist, Jignesh Mevani, and 200 supporters, who were demonstrating outside the Ahmedabad District Collectorate, were detained on Monday. Two women members of the rights group, who are fighting for land allocation to Dalits, reportedly fainted and their health deteriorated during the detention.
Egyptian court orders release of activist Zizo Abdo
A Cairo court ordered on Sunday the release of political activist Zizo Abdo after he spent more than four months in detention, according to lawyer Mokhtar Mounir. Abdo was arrested on May 5 on accusations of plotting to overthrow the government.
UN calls on Eritrea to come clean on Swedish journalist
A United Nations expert on Friday called on Eritrea’s government to urgently reveal the fate of Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak, and the rest of a group of senior government officials and journalists arrested fifteen years ago.
Journalist says YouTube manipulated interview with EU Commissioner
A journalist has claimed that YouTube tried to manipulate her interview with the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker – days after his office backed a new tax that could cost the firm millions.
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