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Iran: Poet released on bail

15 November 2017

On 22 October 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison after returning from living in exile in Sweden.

On 4 November 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was released on bail after having been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since 22 October 2017.

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Israel: Film banned from festival over protests calling for boycott

9 November 2017

On 22 October 2017, Ramallah officials banned Ziad Doueiri’s film from being screened at the Cinema Days film festival after groups called for his boycott.

  On 22 October 2017, Ramallah city officials banned Lebanese-French director Ziad Doueiri’s film “The Insult” from being screened at the end of the Cinema Days film festival, after groups called for his boycott, claiming the director supports the agenda of Israel “normalization”, reported BBC. One group – the Boycott, …

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