22 October 1999


Journalist released

Incident details

Aboubacar Mchangama



(RSF/IFEX) - Aboubacar Mchangama, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse,
director of "L'Archipel" and correspondent for RSF, was released on Thursday
21 October 1999 at 1:00 p.m. (local time). His lawyer explained that the
journalist received a temporary release. No date has been set for his next
court hearing.

**Updates IFEX alert of 15 October 1999**

Mchangama is not permitted to leave the Comorian territory and must report
to authorities on Saturday 23 October. He told RSF prison conditions were
not particularly difficult, but that the general mood in the prison was


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