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Chad - Suspended three-year jail terms for two news providers

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the suspended sentence of three years in prison that a N'Djamena court passed yesterday on the writer and blogger Jean Etienne Laokolé and Union of Chadian Journalists general secretary Eric Topona, who used to work for the national radio broadcaster. The court convicted them on charges of defamation and “abortive conspiracy against public order.” These were less serious than the original charges, which included conspiring to overthrow the government. (...)

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