Newspaper publisher pardoned after serving 43 days of 6-month prison term


FEBRUARY 23, 2008
Posted March 14, 2008
Original alert: January 29, 2008

Faustin Bambou, Les Collines de l’Oubangui


Director Faustin Bambou of the private biweekly Les Collines de l’Oubangui was released from prison on a partial presidential pardon, according to news reports and local journalists. 

Bambou told CPJ he contracted the flu and malaria while sharing a cell with six or seven cellmates. He was serving a six-month prison sentence on charges of incitement to revolt over a story alleging a high-profile political scandal.