JANUARY 10, 2005
Updated: February 15, 2005

Jules Koum Koum, Le Jeune Observateur
Jules Koum Koum, publication director of the private bimonthly Le Jeune Observateur, was sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly defaming the CPA insurance company in an article published in February 2004.

Local sources say the article was titled “Are CPA and Satellite reliable insurance companies?” Koum was imprisoned in the New Bell Jail in the southwestern port city of Douala.

On February 9, Koum was granted a provisional release pending an Appeals Court decision on his case. He was freed the next day.