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Rights groups urge Jordan to release publisher

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. Jamal Muhtaseb, the publisher of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

Jordan releases detained publisher

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - A Jordanian prosecutor says authorities have freed the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested three weeks ago after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. A prosecutor at the state security court says Jamal Muhtaseb was Full version ...

Morocco Salafi clerics back death for journalist

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Three of Morocco's most prominent conservative clerics have publicly backed a demand that a journalist be put to death for supporting greater sexual Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Vietnamese journalist sentenced to 4 years in jail

HANOI Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year sentence, state-controlled media reported. Relatives and colleagues...

Baluchistan Journalists threatened: Death or jail

QETTA Pakistan (AP) - The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a statement he wants printed, and he prefaces it with a terse order: "Report our messages without Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Moscow rally held to remember reporter's murder

MOSCOW (AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Morocco expels 19 foreigners from W Sahara

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Morocco has expelled 19 foreigners from the annexed territory of the Western Sahara, saying they were journalists who entered without permission. The action, which underlines Morocco's intense sensitivity over criticism of its policies in the mineral rich region, came as...