Two French journalists released after one month

Two French journalists released after one month


JANUARY 17, 2008
Original Alert: December 21, 2007
Posted January 18, 2008

Thomas Dandois, Arte Television

Pierre Creisson, Arte TelevisionIMPRISONED

The Niamey magistrate court granted bail of 10 million CFA (US$22,271) to two French journalists, reporter Thomas Dandois and cameraman Pierre Creisson of the Franco-German ARTE Television. The two were freed after posting bail and received a judicial pardon the following day.

Dandois and Creisson were arrested on December 17 and sent to prison four days later. Authorities accused the journalists of violating the government ban on covering the activities of the rebel group, the Nigerien People’s Movement for Justice.