Free speech, press freedom orgs urge DA not to prosecute Stanford student journalist

Dilan Gohill, who works at the student-run Stanford Daily newspaper, is facing criminal charges after he was arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus earlier this month


More than 25 free speech and press freedom organizations are urging law enforcement officials not to press charges against a Stanford University journalist arrested while reporting on a protest earlier this month.

The First Amendment Coalition and the Student Press Law Center, alongside 24 free speech protection organizations, demanded in a public letter Thursday that the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office drop its case against student journalist Dilan Gohill, a first-year student journalist with the Stanford Daily who was arrested at a pro-Palestine protest on campus on June 5.

Police that day arrested 13 people, including Gohill, after students broke into and occupied an administrative building at Stanford University.

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