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Burkina Faso - African Court to consider case of two imprisoned journalists

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes a decision by the African Court on Human Rights to examine the case of two Ouagadougou-based newspaper journalists who are serving jail sentences for libelling a prosecutor. Issa Lohé Konaté, the editor of the weekly L'Ouragan, and Roland Ouédraogo, one of his reporters, were sentenced on 29 October 2012 to 12 months in prison, a fine of 4 million CFA francs (6,000 euros) and damages of 500,0000 CFA francs (750 euros). Reporters Without Borders issued a (...)

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