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Chad - Court rejects newspaper publisher's release request

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday's court decision to reject newspaper publisher Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré's provisional release request, dashing any hopes raised by the release of two fellow journalists, Eric Topona and Jean Laokolé, earlier this week. The prosecutor requested a sentence of two years in prison and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros) for De La Tchiré on charges of inciting hatred and inciting a popular uprising. The court postponed a verdict until 29 (...)

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