CAR: Private press group president freed after 2 months in prison


May 15, 2007
Original alert:  March 13, 2007

Michel Alkhaly Ngady, Les Temps Nouveaux

Ngady, president of a private press group known by the French acronym GEPPIC and director of the private weekly Les Temps Nouveaux, was released after two months in prison, according to local journalists.

He was jailed in connection with statements critical of the state media regulator and was subsequently sentenced to two months in prison. He filed an appeal, but it was never heard.