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India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

Soutik Biswas, BBC News Delhi

The decision to put Abhijit Iyer-Mitra in prison for cracking jokes smacks of petty vindictiveness and damages India's already wobbly reputation as a liberal democracy.

Free speech appears to be in peril all around: journalists have been arrested, independent media has been under attack, internet shutdowns have become common, and cases of defamation, sedition and censorship are on the rise.

He also appeared to have become a pawn in a political game involving a prominent local MP who had fallen foul of the state's chief minister.

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46477163

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