SIERRA LEONE: Government drops criminal libel charges against editor 

 UPDATE 

August 21, 2007
Original Alert: July 3, 2007
Philip Neville, The Standard Times

LEGAL

Authorities dropped criminal libel charges against editor Neville of the private daily The Standard Times after the paper retracted a June 27 story critical of the government, according to the Ghana-based press freedom group Media Foundation of West Africa.

The story had alleged that the government did not publicly disclose gifts to Sierra Leone from Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
 


August 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET |

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