15 July 2004


Editor of "Les Coulisses" newspaper granted temporary release after 21 days in detention

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Nicaise Kibel-Bel-Oka

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(JED/IFEX) - On 10 July 2004, the Butembo High Court granted Nicaise Kibel-Bel-Oka, publisher and editor of the Beni-based newspaper "Les Coulisses", a temporary release. The journalist had been detained at the Beni central prison for 21 days. Kibel-Bel-Oka told JED that he paid US$200 in bail. Beni is located in North Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The court also agreed to hear Kibel-Bel-Oka's appeal of his earlier sentence. The first hearing was scheduled for 6 August.


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