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Colombia - After seven years, Colombia drops charges against TV reporter

Reporters Without Borders hails the withdrawal of charges against William Parra, a TV reporter wrongly accused of abetting Colombia's rebels, and urges the Colombian authorities to compensate him for his long legal battle to prove his innocence, during which he fled to Venezuela. The Colombian prosecutor-general's office finally abandoned the seven-year-old proceedings against Parra on 11 March. They date back to the dark days of Alvaro Uribe's presidency, when illegal phone taps known as (...)

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