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September 23, 2007

Irfan Khan Receives 4-Month Sentence

On Friday the cartoonist Irfan Khan (I'm guessing on that link) was among four men sentenced to four months in jail following a September 11 conviction for allegations made against former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal in the publication Mid Day. The sentence was deferred because of a Supreme Court edict made earlier in the week. The cartoonist, two journalists and publisher claimed that the truth of what they were implying through their work should carry against charges that they tarnished the image of India's highest court. Journalist reaction in India was direct and impassioned, building on public protests made throughout the hearings.
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