Gabonese director released after 38 days in prison

Posted August 16, 2007

August 5, 2007
Original Alert: July 3, 2007

Guy-Christian Mavioga, L’Espoir


Director Mavioga of the private periodical L’Espoir was released from custody in the capital, Libreville. Movioga had been hospitalized for back pain and respiratory problems while serving a one-month prison sentence in connection with an article critical of President Omar Bongo, according to local journalists. His newspaper remained suspended by state regulators.