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Togolese journalists jailed for defaming minister on social media



Newspaper editor Loic Lawson and freelance reporter Anani Sossou had accused the housing minister of failing to disclose the full details of a burglary at his home.

They said the politician reported the crime to the police, but did not declare that more than $600,000 in cash was stolen.

He subsequently took legal action against them.

The media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, has called for the pair’s immediate release.



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