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Panamanian journalist sentenced to two years in prison

New York, April 30, 2009--A Panama City court has sentenced leading Panamanian journalist Jean Marcel Chéry to two years in prison on trespassing charges stemming from a years-long series of complaints filed by a Supreme Court justice. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Justice Winston Spadafora to end his politically motivated harassment.

April 30, 2009 4:12 PM ET


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