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TAKE ACTION! BURKINA FASO: JOURNALIST'S KILLER STILL AT LARGE

2 October 2006

RAP 21 (The African Press Network for the 21st Century), an initiative of the World Association of Newspapers, has launched an online letter-writing action to protest the impunity in the murder of journalist Norbert Zongo.

On 16 August 2006, an appeals court in Burkina Faso upheld a lower court ruling dismissing charges against the only suspect in Zongo's murder. Zongo was killed in 1998 after investigating allegations that François Compaoré, brother and special advisor to President Blaise Compaoré, took part in the January 1998 torture and killing of his driver, David Ouedraogo.

Sign the letter here: http://www.rap21.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=394

For more information, see:
- RSF: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=18562
- CPJ: http://www.cpj.org/news/2006/africa/burkina20july06na.html
- Norbert Zongo Centre: http://www.cnpress-zongo.net/

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