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Algeria - Convicted on appeal supreme court urged to quash cartoonist's conviction, jail sentence

Reporters without borders
Tahar Djehiche, a cartoonist who was acquitted last May on charges of insulting the president and “inciting a mob,” has just been convicted on appeal by a court in Lemghir, in the eastern province of El-Oued, which has sentenced him to six months in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars. Djehiche appealed yesterday to Algeria's supreme court. Reporters Without Borders calls on the court to overturn his conviction, which has dealt yet another serious blow to media freedom in Algeria. He was (...)

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