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Two newspaper journalists freed after being held for five days

(RSF/IFEX) - Jean-Bosco Talla, the deputy editor of the privately-owned weekly "Le Front", and Hervé Kémété, a trainee journalist, were released on 15 February 2008 after being held for five days. They were arrested on 10 February in the southern town of Zoétélé while investigating property owned by several senior politicians.

In a report on their arrest in "Le Front", Talla said he is due to appear in court on 21 February 2008 on a charge of trespassing on property owned by former finance minister Polycarpe Abah Abah.

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