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Djibouti: Further information on unfair trial / prisoners of conscience

, Index number: AFR 23/009/1999

On 20 October 1999 a court of appeal upheld the convictions of Ali Meidal Wais and Daher Ahmed Farah for ‘spreading false news' and sentenced both men to six months' imprisonment. A third journalist, Moussa Ahmed Idriss, remains in prison having been found guilty of violently resisting arrest after an unfair trial on 6 October

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