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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 10 JUNE 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or French to:
President of the Republic of Benin
Palais de la Marina
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Salutation: Your Excellency
And copies to:
Minister of Justice and Legislation
Ministre de la justice et de la législation
Avenue Jean-Paul II
01BP 967 Cotonou-Bénin
Fax: +229 21 31 34 48
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, email@example.com
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.