Bapu was already on Mishra’s radar for suggesting that the victim of the infamous 2012 gang rape on a Delhi bus was partly responsible for her rape. [full story]
June 20, 2014 CRNI has been working ceaselessly to ascertain exactly the exact whereabouts of Mr. Raslan, and to gain information about his health and status. We’ve enlisted the support of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and its Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
The last official report on Mr. Raslan came via the the Syrian Permanent Mission to the UN in 2013, in response to a UN request for information relating to the cartoonist. At that time, the Syrian Mission confirmed Mr. Raslan’s arrest was for publishing cartoons ‘offending the state’s prestige’, and that he was still under investigation by the ‘relevant authority’. [full story]
Our previous update on Jabeur has the full story of his first imprisonment, as well as names and addresses of Tunisian officials you can write to to express your support for Jabeur.
On December 26, 2013 in Quito, Ecuador, twelve policemen entered the home of Fernando Villavicencia. As the parliamentary advisor of the opposition to President Rafael Correa’s regime, he was searched and accused of alleged espionage against President Correa and other officials.
This story was picked up by Xavier Bonilla, a well-known cartoonist for several media outlets in Ecuador. Using his pen name “Bonil”, he went on to publish a cartoon about the controversy in the national newspaper, El Universo. [full story]