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Journalist acquitted of "disorderly conduct"

(CEMESP/IFEX) - The Zwedru Magisterial Court in Grand Gedeh County has acquitted Smile FM's former station manager Garley Mahn of charges of disorderly conduct.

Associate Magistrate Victor Kamgblor cleared Mahn on March 18, 2010 after hearing arguments into a case involving the defense and the State.

In his ruling, Associate Magistrate Kamgblor said the State could not prove the charge of disorderly conduct brought against Mahn.

Mahn was arrested while protesting alleged mismanagement by the local administration in Grand Gedeh during a visit by President Sirleaf.

Following his acquittal, Mahn thanked the Center for Media studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) and the Liberian civil society community for speaking out for him and vowed to continue to protest injustice in Grand Gedeh.

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