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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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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

March 16, 2018
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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

Following the announcement that China’s National People Congress, near unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office for more than the previously allowed two terms, popular social media channels in China began to unceremoniously delete anything that might refer to the decision, whether good or bad. Weibo, China’s…

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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

March 8, 2018
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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

After being falsely imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for five months and nineteen days, political cartoonist Ramòn Esono Ebalè was finally released on March 7th. It had been just over a week since the one day trial of Ebalè, where the prosecutor asked for the counterfeiting and forgery charges to be dropped due to lack of…

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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

February 27, 2018
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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

The specious charges of counterfeiting and forgery against political cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé were dropped today. The case was seen in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo, where Ebalé has been imprisoned since September 16, 2017. He is scheduled to be released in two days. Before his arrest, Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé was living in Paraguay…

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Letter Asks Facebook to Quit Blocking Evidence of Human Rights Abuses

November 4, 2016
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Letter Asks Facebook to Quit Blocking Evidence of Human Rights Abuses

In light of repeated instances in which Facebook has blocked or removed posts documenting human rights violations, sometimes at the request of police or other authorities, more than 70 civil rights groups banded together this week to send a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to overhaul the way that content complaints are handled on…

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Organizations Urge U.N. To Take Action Against Free Speech Violations in Turkey

June 9, 2016
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Several free speech organizations recently submitted a formal statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council, calling for action to be taken to fix the “major deterioration” of free expression in Turkey. Earlier this month groups like the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PEN International, and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to…

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