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July 1, 2013

Cartoonist Mohammed Saba'neh To Be Released Today

According to at least one English-language wire story, the Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Saba'neh is scheduled to be released today after serving a five-month sentence. The al-Hayat al-Jadida cartoonist was arrested in mid-February and held first indefinitely and then for the sentence mentioned. The cartoonist's brother is still being held without any sort of sentence being made known; that family had also been held before for a period of time although I believe was out at the time of the artist's arrest. Various groups criticized the decision and in doing so implied -- or at least I inferred -- that his treatment was due in part to the content of his cartoons.
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