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Peru - Decriminalization urged after suspended jail terms for two journalists

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders today urged Peru to quickly decriminalize press offences after a court in the southern city of Arequipa passed two-year suspended prison sentences on 22 September on Fritz Du Bois (photo), the editor of the daily Perú21, and Gessler Ojeda, one of his reporters, in a libel case. The court also fined them 30,000 soles (10,700 dollars). “This sentence contradicts the promise that President Ollanta Humala gave at a forum organized by the Press and Society Institute (...)

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