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Judicial harassment forces opposition weekly to stop publishing

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced dismay at the decision of a Seychelles court to sentence the privately-owned weekly "Regar" to pay an exorbitant fine, thereby forcing one of the archipelago's only two opposition newspapers to suspend publication.


Newspaper editor freed, charged with "unlawful assembly"

(RSF/IFEX) - Roger Mancienne, editor of the privately-owned weekly "Regar" and secretary-general of the opposition Seychelles National Party (SNP), told Reporters Without Borders he was released on the morning of 4 October 2006, after being held for nearly 24 hours in the central police barracks in Victoria.


Newspaper editor arrested, publisher injured when police disperse protest against state broadcast monopoly

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemned the violent dispersal of an opposition demonstration in the Seychelles capital of Victoria on 3 October 2006, to demand for an end to the state's monopoly of radio and TV broadcasting. Roger Mancienne, the editor of the opposition weekly "Regar", was arrested while Jean-François Ferrari, the newspaper's publisher, was injured.

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