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Burkina Faso - Excessive prison terms and fines for two journalists

Reporters without borders
Issa Lohé Konaté, editor in chief of the weekly L'Ouragan, and Roland Ouédago, one of the magazine's staff members, have been sentenced to 12 months in prison and a fine of four million francs FCA (6,000 euros), plus 500,0000 francs FCA (750 euros) in damages and interest. The High Court of Justice of the capital city of Ouagadougou, which handed down the sentence on 29 October, also suspended publication of the magazine for six months. Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern over the (...)

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