Whispers and Warnings for 02/01/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 02/01/2017
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Arrested for handing out copies of the US Constitution.
Another College’s Speech Code at Odds With First Amendment Values
Gregoire and her classmates spent over seven hours in jail before they were finally released after posting bond. Two months later, prosecutors dismissed all criminal charges against Gregoire and her classmates.

Nigeria struggles with “freedom of the press.”
Nigerian Writers Urge President Buhari To Halt Harassment Of Journalists
“Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, journalist and Publisher of Premium Times, was arrested and detained for hours yesterday following a raid on his office by plain clothes security personnel. Just last week, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, was detained on a spurious allegation shortly after he arrived in Nigeria from the United States,”

Iran imprisons project manager for Reuters charity.
UK woman imprisoned in Iran has conviction upheld in appeals court
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, is serving her prison term in the women’s ward of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison alongside other Iranians behind bars on political or religious grounds. She was originally found guilty in September.

Like Trump or not – if you’re going to call someone a prostitute, you’d better be able to prove your facts.
Melania Trump Defamation Suit Against Political Blogger Can Move Forward
Lawyers for Melania Trump netted an early victory Friday for the first lady, who is seeking damages against a Maryland blogger after he published a report claiming she once worked as a top-dollar escort.

 

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