Ferdinand Ayité and Joël Egah, who run newspapers important of the federal government, had been arrested for “defamation and contempt of authority.”
Amnesty Worldwide condemned on Monday, December 13 “Arbitrary Detention” Two Togolese journalists who criticized the federal government had been arrested for making feedback on Web radio and demanded their launch “speedy”.
Ferdinand Ayité and Joël Egah are the publication administrators of the biweekly L’Various And weekly fraternity, Was positioned below a detention order on Friday “Slander and Contempt for Authority”, After receiving complaints from two ministers.
A 3rd reporter additionally participated within the present, and the decide listened to his opinion and positioned it below judicial supervision.
“The arbitrary detention of journalists Ferdinand Ayité and Joël Egah violated their proper to freedom of expression. The authorities tried to suppress voices criticizing the federal government.”, Condemned Fabien Offner, a West African researcher at Amnesty Worldwide.
In accordance with him, the 2 reporters are “Being detained simply due to one thing mentioned on the present “One other newspaper“, Posted on YouTube”, in “They criticized the 2 ministers of the present authorities”. “The feedback of those two reporters, He continued, It shouldn’t be the idea for arresting them or conducting any felony prosecution. “