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Angola - Convicted journalist faces year in prison for libel

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “illogical” conviction of newspaper editor William Tonet for libel and an order for him to pay a 10 million kwanzas (€77,000) fine within five days or go to prison for a year. The supreme court will not agree to hear his appeal unless he first pays the fine. "The libel has not been proven and the judge was clearly in league with those suing the journalist, who has been a target of the authorities for a long time,” the worldwide press freedom (...)

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