Sunday, 13 September 2009

[creative-radio] GAMBIA: PRESIDENT PARDONS SIX JOURNALISTS

 

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GAMBIA: PRESIDENT PARDONS SIX JOURNALISTS

http://www.ifex.org/the_gambia/2009/09/09/journalists_pardoned/

Six Gambian journalists imprisoned on charges ranging from defamation to
"seditious publication" were released on 3 September on a presidential
pardon, report the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and other IFEX
members. The journalists were convicted for issuing a joint statement
holding President Yahya Jammeh's government responsible for journalist Deyda
Hydara's murder in 2004.

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