Germany assails India's detention of Muslim journalist
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"Free reporting is beneficial to any society and restrictions are a cause for concern," German foreign ministry spokesman Christian Wagner said during a press conference.
"Journalists should not be persecuted and imprisoned for what they say and write," Wagner said, adding that the German embassy in India was "monitoring this very closely."
"Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are a focus of those discussions with India," Wagner said.
Who is Mohammed Zubair?
Zubair was arrested days after bringing international attention to controversial remarks made by a ruling party official against Islam's Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Critics have said that his arrest is a part of a larger crackdown on free speech in India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.