The Washington Post

Indian journalist released from jail:


Mohammed Zubair, cofounder of the Indian factchecki­ng website Alt News, was granted bail and released from jail more than three weeks after being detained for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his tweets. Zubair was arrested last month by Delhi police over a 2018 tweet on charges of insulting Hindu religious beliefs. Police in Uttar Pradesh state later charged him in a separate case for using the term “hatemonger­s” for three Hindu monks who made inflammato­ry comments about Muslims. Zubair’s arrest came after he highlighte­d comments by a nowsuspend­ed spokeswoma­n for the ruling national party about Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

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