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Civil society groups urge govt to drop probes against Al Jazeera

PETALING JAYA: A group of individuals and civil society organisations, including the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), have urged the government to drop all investigations against Al Jazeera and their interviewees.  


Turkish court convicts four rights activists on terrorism-related charges

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court sentenced a former executive of Amnesty International Turkey to more than six years in jail and convicted three other rights activists on terrorism-related charges on Friday, the rights group said.


Turkey releases three journalists on trial for reporting deaths of intelligence officers

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of three journalists and three others to be remanded while they stand trial on charges of revealing state secrets in their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya, a lawyer said.


Escalating intimidation, threats, ahead of high-profile treason verdict, Indonesian rights groups say

(Reuters) - Rights groups in Indonesia have complained of escalating intimidation and security threats in the run-up to the verdict in a high-profile treason trial against seven West Papuans that is expected on Wednesday.