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Editor released after being held for eight days on rape charge

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Gérard M. Manzi, the editor of the privately-owned weekly "Umuseso", was released on 29 August 2007 after his lawyer submitted signed statements by witnesses supporting his alibi in a rape charge on which the police had held him for eight days. Manzi was told he must remain at the disposal of the police.

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