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Arrests in Iran over "immoral" use of internet

Hundreds of people in Iran have been arrested or questioned for their "immoral use" of the internet, a news report said Tuesday.

Man ordered to pay fine after insulting German politician via email

The Cologne district court on Wednesday ordered a man to pay 2,250 euros (2,470 dollars) for insulting a German politician in their email correspondence.

German prosecutors to interview comedian who insulted Erdogan

German prosecutors said Tuesday that they plan to interview a comedian under investigation for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to determine whether to file charges.

Dutch journalist released after arrest over Erdogan tweets

A journalist from the Netherlands said she was released from Turkish custody on Sunday after she was arrested over tweets about the country's president.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after tweeting about Erdogan

Turkish police have arrested a journalist from the Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Ministry in The Hague said Sunday.

Young photographer whose tears moved Egypt released from jail

Pictures of al-Taweel being assisted from a prison van by officers and weeping at her first court hearing in November caused a wave of anger on Egyptian social media.