Former Minister Djimon Oré was sentenced to 2 years

Arrested on April 29 in his dwelling, the previous minister, former deputy and chief of the Entrance des patriotes pour la democracy occasion, Djimon Oré, was sentenced to 24 months in jail, based on a lawyer for heavy determination.

as reported from Lomé, Peter Sassou Dogbé

On Tuesday, Djimon Oré was discovered “responsible of insulting authorities officers and spreading false information” and sentenced to 2 years in jail.

The previous communications minister, who carried out an analysis of Togo’s 61 years of independence on April 27, had referred to as the Togolese authorities a “barbaric regime”, a “army clan oligarchy”; Talking concerning the military, Djimon Oré provides throughout the program: “We’ve got an occupying military, which will not be a folks’s military, however which is maintained and paid for by the Togolese assets. It’s a military of Françafrique ”. He continues: “Our nation Togo is a Nazi focus camp, it isn’t any longer an impartial territory” earlier than calling for “self-determination to regain independence that can go by means of the opening of the transition interval, to save lots of Togo”.

These feedback, which had been thought of defamatory, led to his arrest on April 29. His lawyer, Me Dieudonné Agbahè, finds the decision tough: “All I can say is that the determination was a bit heavy. The rationale for this was appealed instantly after the decision. I additionally realized as we speak that the prosecutor has appealed the identical verdict, which suggests that it doesn’t in a single approach or one other agree with the determination made. “

Pending the attraction process, the previous Minister of Communications can be deposited within the Lomé Civil Jail.


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