Journalist questioned over critical articles

September 18, 2006
Posted: September 22, 2006

Cyril Saïzonou, Djakpata

Police arrested Saïzonou, director of the private daily Djakpata, and questioned him about articles published in the September 1 and September 8 editions of the paper, according to CPJ sources. Several articles were critical of the police, while another alleged that a top government official was a spy.

The journalist was brought before the State Prosecutor on September 19 and released without charge.