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Cameroonian publisher gets two-year suspended sentence after summary trial

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the summary manner in which Christophe Bobiokono, the publisher of Kalara, a Cameroonian investigative weekly that specializes in covering court cases, and one of his reporters, Irène Mbezele, were tried in Yaoundé for criminal defamation and were given suspended prison sentences and heavy fines with the sole aim of silencing the newspaper.After 15 hours of hearings that went through the night, the surreal trial ended at 6:30 a.m. yesterday when Bobiokono and Mbezele were given two-year suspended jai

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