In 2019, WI joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and sol to spot s under attack wide. Today, the is issuing its sixth monthly “10 Most Urgent” of s whose s are being suppressed or whose cases demand justice.

Chouta, the Web who was arrested in , denied bail, and charged with and spreading false . His case has been ed until August 13 and he remains in a maximum- . Aasif Sultan, a for Narrator, was arrested on “anti-state” charges and will have been imed for one year on August 27. He has been repeatedly interrogated by police, demanding that he reveal his sources.

is the August , ranked in order of urgency:

1. Jamal Khashoggi (Saudi Arabia): Stoalling continues after UN report implicates Saudi prince for ’s .

Months after his brazen killing, and despite findings from the UN and the that point to the Saudi ’s involvement, t has been no independent criminal investigation. Calls for the to release reports have gone unheeded, a with a deadline to reply to Congress as requi under the U.S. Global Magnitsky Act.

2. Azory Gwanda (Tanzania): n offil claims missing is dead—then backtracks.

Azory Gwanda, a freelance investigating mysterious killings in rural , has been missing since November 21, 2017, and the has ed to conduct an investigation or disclose what it knows. On July 10, n Foreign Palamagamba Kabudi said in an inter that Gwanda had “disappea and died,” but backtracked amid requests for clarification.

3. Juan Pardinas (Mexico): Mexican paper editor targeted with threats for criticizing .

Mexican media organizations and s have recently reported a increase in threats and over critical reporting of the López Obrador administration. Juan Pardinas, the of Mexican paper Reforma, received a barr of and threats after Andrés Manuel López Obrador criticized the paper in April. López Obrador acd the threats against Pardinas and said that his had offe protective measures to the .

4. Paul Chouta (Cameroon): in maximum blocked from seeing family.

Web Paul Chouta was arrested in , denied bail, and charged with and spreading false . Chouta’s editor said he suspects the case was in retaliation for critical reporting. His case has been ed until August 13 and he remains in a maximum- .

5. Azimjon Askarov (Kyrgyzstan): Kyrgyz uphs sentence for abuses.

Award-winning Azimjon Askarov, who is an ethnic Uzbek, has spent nine years in on ed-up charges for his reporting on violations. Despite persistent international condemnation and calls for his release, a Kyrgyz that had reed his case in of legislation ruled to uphold his life sentence on July 30.

6. Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak (Turkey): Turkish 30 years in solitary confinement.

A for opposition paper Özgür Düşünce and Can Erzincan , Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak was arrested in 2016 and sentenced in February 2018 to without parole for trying to overturn the constitution through her . In a separate trial in January, she was sentenced to an additional five years for revealing state secrets. In Turkey, which has been the top jailer of s three years in a row, sentences without parole equate to 30 years in solitary confinement, with limited visits.

7. Marzieh Amiri (Iran): Imed denied after for covering Day .

ian authorities arrested Marzieh Amiri, an at Tehran-based paper Shargh Daily, as she cove Day , and her family has had limited contact with her since. Authorities have accused Amiri of committing s against without giving further details.

8. Jones Abiri (Nigeria): re-arrested on and cyber charges.

Jones Abiri, the publisher and of the Weekly Source, is behind on charges under Nigeria’s cybers act, anti-sabot act, and act for s allegedly ried out in 2016. The charges are the same ones that a threw out after he was held without access to his family or a yer from 2016 to 2018.

9. Aasif Sultan (India): imed one year without due process for covering conflict.

Aasif Sultan, a for Narrator, will have been imed one year on August 27, arrested in 2018 and months later charged with “compli” in “harboring known terrorists.” He has been repeatedly interrogated and asked to reveal his sources by police. Sultan continues to be denied due process, with ongoing s in his hearings.

10. Truong Duy Nhat (Vietnam): Blogger who disappea in Thailand imed in Vietnam.

Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese with Radio Free , went missing in January in , Thailand, w he had applied for refugee . In March, his learned he was jailed without charge in a Hanoi detention center. Nhat was previously sentenced to two years in in 2013 in connection to his critical reporting on the .

According to CPJ rerch, the killers go unished in nine out of every 10 s ed.

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One Free Press partners with the (CPJ) and the International ’s Media (IWMF) to identify the most-urgent cases for the , which is updated and published on the day of every month. organizations throughout the can join the by ing info@onefreepresscoalition.com.




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