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Equatorial Guinea Won’t Let Ramón Esono Ebalé Leave

May 9, 2018
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Equatorial Guinea Won’t Let Ramón Esono Ebalé Leave

Ramòn Esono Ebalè, the political cartoonist falsely imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for over five months, continues to be held in the country awaiting his passport renewal. It has been over two months since the one day trial of Ebalè, where the prosecutor asked for the charges to be dropped due to lack of evidence. The…

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Human Rights Watch Report Skewers Malaysia’s “Culture of Fear”

October 29, 2015
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Human Rights Watch Report Skewers Malaysia’s “Culture of Fear”

A searing new 143-page report from Human Rights Watch is shining a spotlight on the Malaysian government’s selective use of vague laws to suppress speech it doesn’t like — notably from cartoonist Zunar, who next week faces trial on nine counts of sedition that could net him up to 43 years in prison. HRW hopes…

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Zunar Receives Grant Support from Human Rights Watch

August 18, 2015
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Zunar Receives Grant Support from Human Rights Watch

As the Malaysian government continues to do everything in its power to prevent Zunar from selling his work openly, Human Rights Watch announced today that it will provide the cartoonist emergency aid in the form of a Hellman/Hammett grant, awarded annually to writers who have been victims of political persecution. Only five out of Zunar’s…

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