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On 6 May, the Taganskii District Court in Moscow quashed an appeal against the authorities’ decision to block the Russian news website Grani.ru.
After the murder of his brother on 7 December, Mario Argeñal, has become the target of intimidation and harassment for speaking publicly about the incident and demanding justice.
Sheriff and Marenah face charges for conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor and false publication. Both have been targeted for journalistic work and their right to freedom of expression.
Photojournalist Ahmad Fardan was charged with “participating in a public gathering.” He has been released on bail, but alleges that he was tortured by security forces.