Journalist held for 10 weeks released on bail
On leaving prison, Choudhury thanked all of his colleagues who campaigned for his release. Reporters Without Borders wrote to the governor of Orissa state on 6 November requesting his release. The press freedom organisation also helped his family.
Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile interviewed A.S. Mani, the editor of the Tamil weekly "Naveena Netrikkan", who was released on 27 November after being held for a month in Chennai prison, in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, on a defamation charge.
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