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India jails cartoonist for 'insult' to state
Artist charged with sedition for anti-graft drawings, sparking debate on freedom of expression.
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 12:23

An Indian cartoonist has been jailed for his drawings highlighting government corruption.

Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that "insulted" the Indian government.

His supporters say the decision is evidence of political leaders' growing intolerance of criticism and freedom of expression.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

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