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DRC - Newspaper publisher held for past two months over article

Reporters without borders
The court has not even begun to consider the criminal defamation case against him Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial examination of the case has not yet begun. The publisher of Congo News, Mukebayi was arrested exactly two months ago, on 21 August, on a charge of “detrimental (...)

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