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Honduras - Leading opposition broadcaster facing criminal libel charges

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A Tegucigalpa-based high court announced this week that it is ready to hear a criminal defamation action by Sonia Inéz Gálvez, a lawyer married to the deputy prosecutor-general, against David Romero Ellner, the head of Radio Globo. The lawsuit could result in a sentence of up to 15 years in jail for Romero and the closure of Radio y TV Globo, one of Honduras' most popular opposition broadcasters since the June 2009 coup d'état. In her suit, Gálvez accused Romero and three of his Radio y TV (...)

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