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Activist jailed for saying Chad’s president Idriss Déby is ill

– – The head of the Chadian Organisation of Human Rights, Baradine Berdei Targuio has been jailed for saying the country’s President, Idriss Déby is ill. Targuio was arrested in January 2020 after publishing the said comment in a Facebook post about President Déby. A Chadian court sentenced him to three years in jail for his Facebook post in which he also claimed President Déby was being treated in France. The Criminal Court in the capital N’Djamena found him guilty of “attacking the constitutional order”. Political opponents of the President…

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Uganda: Woman jailed for feeding step daughter menstrual blood

A Ugandan woman has been jailed two years by a court for forcefully feeding her step daughter menstrual blood. The court in the town of Mukono delivered the judgment on Thursday on the convicts own plea of guilty. The court reduced Annet Namata’s sentence from seven to two years because she pleaded guilty. The judge considered her decision to plead guilty an act that saved court time so had to be lenient on grounds that she is a mother of three children. According to court proceedings, on June 6, 2019…

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Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui to remain in jail

One of the two candidates to reach the presidential run-off contest in Tunisia, Nabil Karoui has failed to secure his release from prison. Nabil Karoui, 56 was unable to win an appeal case against his detention. He was detained last month on charges of money laundering and tax fraud, which he denies. He came second in the first round of voting despite being kept in prison. Tunisia’s electoral commission has said that Karoui can stay in the race so long as he has not been convicted. On Wednesday, a judge…

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Ugandan academic exposes breasts in protest at jail term

A Ugandan academic will be spending 18 months in prison after a court sentenced her over some of her comments on Facebook about President Yoweri Museveni. In protest at her jail term, Stella Nyanzi exposed her breasts via a video link during Friday’s sentencing. Nyanzi was jailed for cyber harassment but activists say her sentencing undermines Uganda’s commitment to freedom of expression. The outspoken academic was however acquitted on a second charge, of “offensive communication”. On Thursday, Nyanzi gave a passionate speech expressing her disappointed with that verdict “I intended…

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President Kagame imprisoning students

Open Letter addressed to President Paul Kagame demanding immediate release of Jean Baptiste ICYITONDERWA and stop terrorist acts against leaders of Rwandan students Jean Baptiste Icyitonderwa: one of the four who are still detained by the police and whose head has been seriously injured by the beating according to sources in Kigali. With his colleague Emmanuel Ntakirutimana, they are in a very critical condition. Kigali – RWANDA24th February 2014 HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA We address you this open letter as representatives of the Rwanda Youth For Leadership and…

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