By Joel Campagna
Attacks on the Press | Afghanistan, Algeria, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights)
Imprisoned: October 1, 2005
The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I took the two magazines and spoke to the Supreme Court chief, who wrote to the attorney general to investigate," Baluch told The Associated Press.
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