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Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case

By assistante Afrique
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NewsJournalist Paul Chouta has been sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay several million CFA francs in fines and damages after being held for two years awaiting a trial verdict in Cameroon. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores this excessive and unjustified penalty which is a serious attack on press freedom.The judge’s verdict was finally issued yesterday after being postponed 27 times.

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