Newspaper editor released after spending three days in prison
"I am very grateful to my fellow journalists," said M'membe, who was sentenced to four months in prison with hard labour on 4 June on a contempt of court charge. "I have received more than the support I thought I would get and I deserve."
M'membe was granted a conditional release pending the outcome of his appeal. He was clearly shocked by his jail experience. "Our prisoners are treated like animals," he said. "Our pigs, chickens, dogs sleep much better than prisoners."