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Journalist released after three months in arbitrary detention

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders welcomes newspaper journalist Maan Aqil's release from prison on 23 February 2010 but deplores the fact that the authorities held him for three months without ever charging him.

The national criminal investigations department still has not said why it arrested Aqil at his place of work on 22 November 2009. A reporter with the government daily "Al-Thawra", he had written articles denouncing administrative corruption.

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