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Algeria : prosecutor requests two-month sentence for newspaper editor and reporter
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Publisher:  Reporters without Borders
Date Written:  18/12/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to withdraw a criminal libel prosecution against the Algiers-based daily El Watan over a 2004 article accusing a â#oraquiâ## (faith healer and exorcist) of being a charlatan.


Abstract:  Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to withdraw a criminal libel prosecution against the Algiers-based daily El Watan over a 2004 article accusing a â#oraquiâ## (faith healer and exorcist) of being a charlatan. A prosecutor requested a two-month prison sentence for the newspaperâ##s editor, Omar Belhouchet, and one of his reporters, Salima TlemA#ani, when they appeared before a court in the Algiers district of Sidi Mâ##hammed today to answer the charge. The faith healer who brough...
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