Mozambican journalist sentenced in criminal libel case

2 Aug

The front page of an issue of O Autarca. (O Autarca)

Johannesburg, August 2, 2012–An appeals court in the Mozambican
city of Beira should reverse the criminal libel conviction of a journalist who
wrote about a disagreement between a private school and the family of a
disabled student, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Falume
Chabane was sentenced to a 16-month suspended prison term on July 20 and
ordered to pay damages of 150,000 meticais, according to news reports.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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