Niger RFI journalist released

Moussa Kaka, a local reporter for Radio France International (RFI) in Niger, was released from prison yesterday after spending over a year in prison. The charges against him have been “downgraded”. He was originally charged with “complicity in plotting against state authority”. He will now face charges of being “against the integrity of national territory”. The brief statement quoted by Reuters upon his release just about says it all,

“I’m really emotional. I’ve come back from the gates of hell,” Kaka told journalists after being freed. link

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