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Sierra Leone - Government uses arrest on “seditious libel” charge to repress journalists

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about a series of arrests of journalists on “seditious libel” charges by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police. “All these arrests of journalists by the CID is very disturbing,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “The authorities are making arbitrary use of seditious libel charges to intimidate media personnel. “This is obvious from the way journalists are bounced from one hearing to (...)

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