Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ivory Coast TV presenter accused of being 'moderate'

Ivory Coast authorities charged TV presenter Hermann Aboa for moderating a TV talk show favourable to former president Gbagbo (22nd July 2011).

The Radiodiffucion Television Ivorienne (RTI) presenter is currently being held at the local police camp.

A prosecutor read out a 3 page list of offences listing numerous anti-state crimes as well as accusations of incitement and racial hatred. T

he programme Aboa is accused of moderating was a broadcast following the build up to the elections which exclusively featured guests favouring the then-president, Gbagbo, who had previously controlled the station.

The CPJ calls for his immediate release and for all charges to be dropped.

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