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Timor-Leste: Two journalists on trial for defamation

, Index number: ASA 57/4957/2016

Two Timorese journalists, Raimundos Oki and Lourenco Vicente Martins, are facing trial on criminal defamation charges filed by Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister over a 2015 article they published about irregularities during the tendering process for a government IT project. If found guilty they may be sentenced to three years’ imprisonment each.

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