Ousmane Camara

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L’Oeil publications director Camara, and editor in chief Louis Celestin, were arrested and detained, charged with “spreading false information and defamation” after Justice Minister Maurice Zogbelemou Togba lodged a complaint. The June 25 and July 2 editions of l’Oeil contained criticism of Togba.
On August 4, the journalists appeared in court for preliminary questioning. Although the court granted them an official release on August 6, Camara and Celestin remained in jail. Celestin was later released and began to work again, but was expelled from Guinea to the Ivory Coast on December 22 after writing an article on an opposition press conference. Camara’s whereabouts are unknown.