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Eritrea - African panel to examine case of detained Swedish-Eritrean journalist

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to examine the case of Dawit Isaac, a journalist with dual Swedish and Eritrean nationality who has been detained without charge in Eritrea since 2001. The petition submitted by Isaac's lawyers to the commission is based on the principle of Habeas Corpus, according to which every prisoner has the right to have a lawyer and to be defended. Although the Eritrean authorities have accepted this (...)

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