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September 28, 2007

India Supreme Court Suspends Sentence of Cartoonist Irfan Khan, Colleagues

The Indian Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal on behalf of cartoonist Irfan Khan, his editor, his publisher and a fellow journalist for work they published in Mid-Day that the Delhi High Court decided was detrimental to the court and sentenced the quartet to four months in jail, a sentence now set aside. The hearing was scheduled for January 2008.

In a dramatic turn, 27 supporters and prominent, public citizens had asked to be included in the sentence because of their own comparable culpability in what they feel is a baseless charge. You don't see that in the U.S. very often. That motion was denied.
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