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Bolivia - Judge rules that press court, not criminal court, should hear “spying” case

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A La Paz court has ruled that the government's “spying” case against La Razón reporter Ricardo Aguilar and the newspaper's editor, Claudia Benavente, should be heard by a press court and not a criminal court, as the prosecutor-general wanted. Ruling in favour of Aguilar and Benavente, presiding judge Virginia Crespo said she was taking account of Bolivia's constitutional provisions, its press law and the international conventions it has ratified. The decision was greeting enthusiastically by (...)

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