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Algeria - Prison sentence quashed but journalist's libel conviction stands

Reporters without borders
On 7 July, an appeal court in the eastern city of Annaba quashed a two-month prison sentence for libel imposed late last month on Fatma-Zohra Amara, a journalist with the newspaper Akher Sâa. “Although we are admittedly relieved that the prison sentence has been quashed, we condemn this latest ruling which has upheld the original libel conviction, coupled with a fine and damages, imposed on this journalist, who was only fulfilling her duty of informing the public,” Reporters Without Borders (...)

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