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DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort demands the New York Times retract an article alleging he is in debt to pro-Russia interests; Hong Kong book fair feels pressure from… More

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

President Trump Twitter-condemns CNN (and New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, and CBS) as entirely fake news. Sarah Palin files a defamation suit saying the New York Times… More

Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian | Status: Conditional Release | Iran

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian and his brother, writer and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, are currently serving three-year prison sentences on charges of “insulting Islamic sanctities,” “propaganda against the state,” and… More

June Featured Case: Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian

Iranian filmmakers Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were arrested in October 2013 in connection with an underground music-sharing site they cofounded. During a three-minute trial, they were fined $6000 and… More

Shahla Lahiji | Status: Released | Iran

The first woman to run a publishing house in Iran, Shahla Lahiji is one of 19 Iranian writers and intellectuals prosecuted in Tehran for participating in an academic and… More