Urgent Action: Journalist charged with spreading false news

On 23 April, Casimir Kpedjo, the managing editor of the newspaper ‘New Economy’ (Nouvelle Economie), was charged with publishing “false information’’. The charge is in relation to articles from the New Economy newspaper that Casimir shared on Facebook about the economic situation in Benin. He has been released on bail pending his trial which begins on 2 May.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or French to:


President of the Republic of Benin
Patrice Talon
Palais de la Marina 
Cotonou, Benin
 Email : communicationdigitale@presidence.bj 
Twitter: @PresidenceBenin
Salutation: Your Excellency


And copies to:

Minister of Justice and Legislation
Sévérin QUENUM 
Ministre de la justice et de la législation 
Avenue Jean-Paul II 
01BP 967 Cotonou-Bénin 
Fax: +229 21 31 34 48 
Email: secretariat@justice.bj 
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Embassy of the Republic of Benin, 87 Avenue Victor Hugo 75116 Paris, 00 331 45 009882, Fax 00 331 45018202, ambassade.benin@gofornet.com

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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