Christine Anyanwu

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Anyanwu, publisher and editor in chief of The Sunday Magazine, was rearrested in May 1995, after having been held in detention for a week in March for her reports on the alleged March coup plot. She was secretly tried with Ben Charles Obi, editor of Weekend Classique, before a special military tribunal in July. Both were given life sentences. On Oct. 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day, the Provisional Ruling Council commuted their sentences to 15 years in prison.