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14 January 2014
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SPOTLIGHT  |  Iran
Poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi arrested in Iran
PEN International
Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi have been held in Tehran's Evin prison since 7 December 2013 for their critical writings. They were on their way to Turkey for a literary workshop when they were nabbed at the airport.
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Africa | Ethiopia
New report calls on Ethiopia to reform repressive anti-terror law
International Press Institute
 
Americas | Guatemala
Mission to Guatemala will investigate senior officials' complaints with editor
Inter American Press Association
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Asia and Pacific | Afghanistan
Attacks on Afghan media stoke concerns ahead of 2014 elections and withdrawal of international troops
Afghanistan Journalists Center
 
Asia and Pacific | Cambodia
Recent ban on assembly a "violation of rights", says Cambodian human rights group
Cambodian Center for Human Rights
 
Europe and Central Asia | Russia
David Satter: U.S. journalist expelled by Russia speaks to Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship
 
Middle East and North Africa | United Arab Emirates
Freed from a UAE prison, Shezanne Cassim returns home
Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
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