Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe

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Congolese police officers hold back members of the media in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 12, 2019. Journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe was recently fined and sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the governor of Équateur province. (Jerome Delay/AP)

Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governor

Cape Town, March 14, 2019 — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe’s appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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