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Sierra Leone - Two journalists discharged in return for guilty plea on one count

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders takes note of the Freetown high court's decision on 10 March to caution and discharge Independent Observer managing editor Jonathan Leigh and editor Bai Bai Sesay after pressuring them into pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to defame the president. “Sierra Leone's justice system took more than ten hearings to drop this case,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “The judge's decision to discharge the journalists ends (...)

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