Lawyers: Journalist detained by ICE because of reporting
MEMPHIS | Lawyers for a journalist who was arrested in Tennessee and then placed in an immigration detention facility say the government was trying to suppress his reporting and violated his rights of freedom of
speech and the press.
Attorneys have asked a federal court to release Manuel Duran, 42.
Court documents allege the reporter is being silenced after writing stories critical of the Memphis Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Mr. Duran was reporting on a protest in Memphis this month for a Spanish-language outlet when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction of a highway. Charges were dropped, but police turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.