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Jones Abiri, pictured third from left with his legal team, speaks to the media on September 5. An Abuja court has dismissed the case against the Nigerian journalist. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen)

Abuja court dismisses case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

New York, September 17, 2018–An Abuja magistrate’s court today struck out a case against Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Weekly Source, Samuel Ogala, a lawyer who represents Abiri, told CPJ. The court ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over the state where the alleged wrongdoing took place, Ogala said. Abiri, who…

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