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Congo prosecutor seeks 20-year jail sentence for journalist

Congo prosecutor seeks 20-year jail sentence for journalist

A prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo has asked a court in the capital Kinshasa to sentence journalist Stanis Bujakera to 20 years in prison, one of his lawyers said. Bujakera, a Congolese national who works for international media outlets including Reuters, was detained on September 8 and later charged with spreading false information about the death of a prominent opposition politician. He denies the charges. "The prosecutor has requested that our client be sentenced for the sum of all offences to a cumulative penalty of 20 years, and the payment of one million Congolese francs ($364)," Bujakera's lawyer,…
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