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Ivory Coast politician Guillaume Soro, pictured in Abidjan in February, has filed a legal complaint against the director of a weekly newspaper. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

Presidential hopeful Soro should drop complaint against Ivory Coast journalist

Abidjan, June 6, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ivory Coast politician Guillaume Soro to withdraw a criminal complaint against Sidi Tehra, director of the privately owned weekly L’Essor Ivoirien, and champion the reform of the country’s penal code to ensure that journalists are not imprisoned for their work.

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