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LESOTHO: Journalist released on bail; treason charge lifted

June 28, 2007 12:00 PM ET

UPDATE JUNE 28, 2007 Thabo Thakalenkoala, Harvest FM IMPRISONED Chief Magistrate Molefi Makara reduced an initial charge of high treason against Thabo Thakalenkoala and allowed the radio journalist to be released on US$140 bail. The treason charge carried a possible death penalty. The new charge is subject to a prison...

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Letter critical of prime minister prompts treason charge

June 25, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2007— Thabo Thakalekoala, a prominent reporter and presenter for Lesotho’s private radio station Harvest FM faces a charge of high treason for airing a controversial letter, according to news reports and a local press freedom group. Thakalekoala read on the air on Friday a letter allegedly...

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