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Use threat of sanctions to protect journalists, Clooney report urgesUpdated13 Feb 8:19am

Use threat of sanctions to protect journalists, Clooney report urges

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Panel led by Amal Clooney wants targeted action against those who deny free expression Officials and prosecutors who arbitrarily detain journalists or impose blanket restrictions on free expression should be subject to a new regime of targeted international sanctions, according to a panel report drafted by the barrister Amal Clooney. The proposal, coming in the midst of an unprecedented era of attacks on the rights of journalists, represents a blueprint for a radical extension of potential sanctions to protect reporters in countries such as Turkey, Iran or Saudi Arabia.
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