The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca.Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming from his reporting of allegations of improper conduct made against the Presiding Judge of the Provincial Court of Namibe by an employee, who has since been fired.  Lawyers for Mr. Chicoca have filed an appeal.The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement following Mr. Chicoca’s sentencing on Thursday saying, “This conviction is highly suspect and should be overturned.”

VOA Concerned About Journalist In Angola

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