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Petition for release of Wangkhem Kishorechandra

 

To,

 

Shri. Nongthombam Biren Singh
Chief Minister, Manipur
Imphal



Date: 27 December 2018

 

Respected Sir,

 

SUB: Release of journalist Wangkhem Kishorechandra who has been detained under NSA

 

Please find enclosed an urgent letter addressed to you by 87 journalists from across the country.

 

Thanking you.

 

Sincerely,


Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, President, FMP
Sandhya Ravishankar, Tamil Nadu Convenor, FMP

 

Detention of Kishorechandra Wangkhem under NSA

The Foundation for Media Professionals condemns the detention under the National Security Act (NSA) of an Imphal journalist, Kishorechandra Wangkhem, following a post he made on Facebook on November 21 abusing Manipur’s chief minister N.Biren Singh and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and their political party, the BJP. Wangkhem was subsequently arrested by the state police for sedition, inciting hatred, and defamation, according to a report in Scroll.in. He was released after a court dismissed the sedition charge and granted him bail for the other two charges.

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