19 November 2004

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Romanian journalist freed on bail


Incident details

George Buhnici

journalist(s)

released

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(RSF/IFEX) - George Buhnici, of the privately-owned Romanian television station Pro TV, who was arrested by Bulgarian authorities on 16 November 2004 for using a concealed camera to film in a duty-free shop on the Romanian-Bulgarian border, was released on 2,500 euros (approx. US$3,250) bail on 19 November.

Buhnici must stay in Bulgaria until the prosecutor's office decides if he is to be tried for using a concealed camera without permission, a charge which carries a penalty of up to three years' imprisonment.



Source

Reporters Without Borders
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75002 Paris, France
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