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July 18, 2017

Musa Kart Set For Trial On July 24

Reminder here. Musa Kart's predicament strikes me as a travesty even if there's slam-dunk case built along the lines asserted. Those lines just don't strike me as strong enough to merit the jailing and trial of a veteran journalist that works in cartoon form. This is a bad situation for Kart and a bad precedent for the civilized world.

No matter the outcome, I hope people keep in mind how deliberately and matter-of-factly these journalists were rounded up and shoved cell-first into a legal system at an odd angle, all assumed arguments for and pretension to some semblance of a functioning press exposed as a myth. It can happen that quickly. It can happen anywhere these ideas have taken hold.
posted 12:55 am PST | Permalink

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