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Niger: Journalist requires medical attention: Mamane Kaka Touda

, Index number: AFR 43/2006/2020

Journalist Mamane Kaka Touda has been detained in Niamey Civil Prison, Niger, since 5 March, after publishing a post on social media regarding a suspected case of COVID-19 in the Emergency Department of the Niamey Reference Hospital. He is charged with “disseminating data tending to disturb public order”. He is being denied access to visits and requires medical care. His trial was scheduled for 23 March, but all public hearings have been postponed until 25 March.

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