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Journalist imprisoned under NSA in Imphal, released from jail


Journalist imprisoned under NSA in Imphal, released from jail

Imphal (Manipur), Apr 10 (ANI): Manipur based journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem has been released from jail today. He was imprisoned under the National Security Act (NSA) in November 2018 for allegedly criticising the state government in a social media post.

He was warmly accorded by his wife, Ranjeeta, his counsel, several Human Right Activists and representatives of students' organizations were also present. After his release, Wangkhem said, "Quite happy and content with judgment of the High Court of Manipur especially because it has upheld the right of freedom of expression of speech and that is what we have been looking for.

From the beginning we have kept the faith in the court that they will definitely do something, do justice for me. I am not the first one to be jailed for criticizing the government, so let this case be an example for those whose voice are being suppressed so that they can speak up.

We are living in a democratic country and we have the right to say what we wan

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