Niger Alert: Press Centre Lodges Complaint Following Police Violence

On January 26, 2015, the Niger Press Centre lodged a complaint with the State Prosecutor against unknown person(s) [“plainte contre x”].

This complaint follows the violent crackdown by police against journalists during demonstrations in parts of Niger on January 17 and 18, 2015.

Media socio-professional organizations in Niger reacted by issuing a statement to condemn the acts of violence perpetrated by the police against journalists and private media houses.

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