Court in Comoros hands suspended nine-month in jail sentence to four journalists
Four journalists including French media RFI correspondent have received nine-month in jail suspended sentences for defamation in an alleged sexual harassment affair within State-run television ORTC.
The ORTC has been reportedly marred by cases of sexual harassment by some men and senior staff members on women in exchange for promotion.
The Union of Journalists of the African country informed the President Azali Assoumani in January this year. A court in the country, local media Habariza Comores reported Thursday August 24, condemned four reporters including the vice president of the Union, Andjouza Abouheir, and RFI correspondent Abdallah Mzembaba. Their lawyers, the media added, indicated that they will appeal the verdict.