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A man stands by a street stall as another one walks past him in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on December 21, 2016. A newspaper editor was detained for criminal defamation in Kinshasa on October 10, 2018. (AFP/Eduardo Soteras)

DRC newspaper editor detained for criminal defamation

Goma, October 12, 2018–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Sylvanie Kiaku, editor of the privately owned weekly newspaper La Percée, who was arrested on October 10 in the capital, Kinshasa, and drop charges of criminal defamation against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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