Niger: Journalist arrested in response to lawsuit by president’s son

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Samira Sabou, an influential journalist and blogger who was arrested in Niamey, the capital of Niger, on 10 June in response to a defamation suit by Sani Issoufou Mahamadou, a presidential adviser and son of the country’s president. RSF regards her arrest as illegal.

Samira Sabou, who runs the Mides-Niger website and often criticizes the government on

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