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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila delivers a state of the nation speech in Kinshasa on July 19, 2018. Authorities in the DRC jailed a journalist for criminal defamation on September 6. (AFP/Junior D. Kannah)

DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation

Goma, September 14, 2018–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon, who was jailed on September 6 in Kinshasa for criminal defamation, and take action to abolish the country’s criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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