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Prosecutor requests death penalty for RFI reporter in Cameroon

first_img Help by sharing this information April 10, 2017 Prosecutor requests death penalty for RFI reporter in Cameroon to go further Ahmed Abba ©AFP RSF_en May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more Yesterday’s hearing was the 16th in Ahmed Abba’s trial on charges of failing to report acts of terrorism to the authorities, condoning terrorism, and concealing information in connection with his coverage of attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram. A reporter for RFI’s Hausa-language service, he has been held ever since his arrest 20 months ago. After a summing-up that lasted only ten minutes, the prosecutor shocked the courtroom by asking for the death penalty without first demonstrating Abba’s guilt on any of the charges. The prosecutor said he had kept the summing-up short because he felt ill. The case was adjourned until 20 April. “The contrast between the summing-up’s superficiality and the gravity of the sentence sought is staggering,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The prosecutor’s haste to request a sentence without being able to prove Ahmed Abba’s guilt shows that he has no case, as we have said all along. We ask the court to take a just decision based on the tangible evidence demonstrating Abba’s innocence.” In a summing-up for the defence that lasted nearly three hours, Abba’s lawyers demonstrated not only the lack of a case against their client but also the prosecution’s failure to respect judicial procedure and Cameroon’s laws. Taking turns to address the court, the defence lawyers said the prosecution had failed to produce any convincing material evidence to support the allegations against Abba, had failed to demonstrate any intent to commit the alleged crimes and had furthermore presented its sentence request at the wrong point in the trial. They also argued that the charge of failing to report acts of terrorism to the authorities violated article 50 of Cameroon’s 1990 media law, which protects the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. They ended their summing-up by asking the court to acquit Abba on all charges. Following his arrest in July 2015, Abba had to wait several months before being taken before a judge and has remained in detention even since the judicial proceedings began in November 2015. His trial quickly acquired political overtones because of the gravity of the charges and the prosecution’s failure to produce evidence. Representatives of several European embassies have attended hearings in a show of support for Abba. One of the original charges, “complicity in terrorism,” was dropped by the prosecution on 3 March. RFI’s management has issued a statement saying it expects that 20 April, the day the verdict is due to be delivered, “will be the day that Ahmed Abba’s innocence is recognized and will be the last day of his ordeal, because 628 days in detention is definitely too many for an innocent man.” Cameroon is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation News CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the acquittal of Radio France Internationale reporter Ahmed Abba, who is being tried before a military court in Yaoundé. The organisation also condemns yesterday’s hasty summing-up by the prosecution, which ended with a sudden request for the death penalty. News Follow the news on Cameroon May 31, 2021 Find out more Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation caselast_img read more

Minister promises protection for journalist during surprise visit to radio station

first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the situation of the media amid the state of siege in Ecuador. It deplores the death of Chilean freelance photographer Julio Augusto García in Quito on 19 April and calls on the new government to provide adequate and fair police protection for both pro-government and opposition media. April 10, 2020 Find out more EcuadorAmericas December 24, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped News to go further Follow the news on Ecuador News News Organisation Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives May 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister promises protection for journalist during surprise visit to radio station News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources In the course of a surprise visit to Radio Luna on 10 May, interior minister Mauricio Gándara interrupted a live broadcast of the programme “La Clave” and appealed on the air for journalist Paco Velasco to return to Ecuador, promising him and his family “very personalized” protection, the El Comercio newspaper reported.Quito-based Radio Luna played a key role in an uprising that began on 13 April and resulted in President Lucio Gutiérrez’s ouster a week later, and it was sabotaged twice and fired on during the days preceding his removal. Velasco was the target of repeated death threats since the start of the uprising and finally left the country with his wife and two children on 2 May after receiving no protection from the government or police._________________________________9.05.05 – Death threats force head of La Luna radio to flee EcuadorDirector of La Luna radio, Paco Velasco, fled Ecuador on 3 May, fearing for his own and his family’s lives after receiving repeated threats, according to the website Ecuadorinmediato. Velasco said he took the decision because he felt his safety could not be guaranteed. The Quito-based radio played an active part in bringing about the downfall of the former president Lucio Gutiérrez, on 20 April. The station was the target of two acts of sabotage and one bombing during days of rioting that preceded the removal of the former head of state. Chilean photographer Julio Augusto García died in the turmoil. Velasco blamed the threats made against him on the armed group “Los Contraforajidos” that supports the ousted president._______________________________________________________21.04.2005-Chilean press photographer dies amid political turmoil and violence against news mediaReporters Without Borders today condemned the violence against the press, including threats, shooting and sabotage attempts against radio La Luna, that has occurred amid the turmoil of the past few days leading to President Lucio Gutiérrez’s overthrow yesterday. It also deplored the death of Chilean freelance photographer Julio Augusto García for unexplained reasons during a demonstration in Quito on 19 April.”There is no guarantee that President Gutiérrez’s removal and replacement by Vice-President Alfredo Palacio will end this state of siege and anarchy that has exposed both pro-government and opposition media to reprisals,” the press freedom organization said.The organization said it urged the new Ecuadorean government to immediately order a thorough investigation into García’s death, adding: “We also call on the government to respect press diversity and, if necessary, to provide adequate police protection to the media that are most at danger.”According to a preliminary investigation and information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, García died of a heart attack caused by the teargas used by police to disperse demonstrators outside parliament in Quito who were calling for Gutiérrez’s resignation. He died in the Eugenio Espejo hospital to which he was taken after collapsing.Radio La Luna, which was very critical of the deposed president, was fired on four times by unidentified gunmen at around 1 a.m. yesterday. The station had received telephone threats the previous afternoon saying: “Tonight La Luna will be blown to pieces.” Two days before, on 17 April, its broadcasts were interrupted for 45 minutes when transmission cables were severed. Following their repair, they were sabotaged again the next day, causing a six-hour interruption.Opponents of the deposed president yesterday roughed up a crew with the TV station Ecuavisa as they were filming a bus carrying the president’s supporters, while Daniela Kraemer, the correspondent of the Spanish daily El País, was yesterday manhandled by demonstrators opposed to the new president. EcuadorAmericas last_img read more

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