TV presenter freed conditionally after being held for five months

first_img News October 29, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more RTI presenter Hermann Aboa was released provisionally from Abidjan’s main prison this afternoon after five months in detention. He continues to face prosecution on charges of threatening the nation’s defences, attacking and conspiring against state authorities, undermining national territorial integrity, participating in an armed band, participating in an insurrectional movement and attacking public order.Reached by telephone shortly after being freed, Aboa told Reporters Without Borders: “I have just got out. I am on my way home. This evening I will be with my wife, my children and my parents. For the time being, my release is just provisional but I am very happy. I would like to thank you and all the others who supported me.”“We welcome Aboa’s provisional release, a measure that we have been demanding ever since his arrest in July,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It was not right to keep him in prison as the media legislation in effect in Côte d’Ivoire decriminalizes media offences. This is a relief for him and his family.”Aboa’s lawyer, Ayié Niangoran, said: “My client is due to be examined on the substance of the charges in a few days. This is very important. We will finally find out what these proceedings are based on.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The prosecution must prove the charges against Aboa. If it turns that that he was arrested because of his activities as an RTI journalist, these proceedings must logically be abandoned.”Another detained journalist, Franck Anderson Kouassi, was also granted a provisional release today. Kouassi used to head the now disbanded National Council for Broadcasting Communication (CNCA), which regulated the broadcast media.More information on the Aboa case:23.11.2011 – Jailed journalist Aboa denied bail, others summoned and threatened .06.09.2011 – Open letter to Alassane Ouattara requesting Hermann Aboa’s release .10.08.2011 – State broadcaster back on the air, but presenter still detained . News News RSF_en October 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation center_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports to go further RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections December 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV presenter freed conditionally after being held for five months Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential electionlast_img read more

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Aryzta’s growth shrinks in Europe

first_imgZurich-based speciality bakery Aryzta has seen its Food Europe division shrink as growth falls by 1.4% in the nine months to 25 April 2009Its Food North America and Food Developing Markets both experienced growth or 22.7% and 14.9% respectively, resulting in an overall growth of 5.7% for its food businesses.Group revenue for Food Europe stood at €848.9m, with volumes declining in the UK and Irish marketplace.Chief executive officer Owen Killian said: “Consumer sentiment continued to deteriorate resulting in lower consumer spending in most channels.”He said that revenue growth has slowed in all markets, but that the company “is very well positioned with product, channel and geographic diversity combined with a very responsive business model.”last_img

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