Chad Activist Gets Jail Term For Post On Leader's Health
N'Djamena, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :A Chadian court on Thursday sentenced a rights activist to three years in jail for writing that the country's iron-fisted ruler was seriously ill and being treated in France.
Baradine Berdei Targuio, the head of the Chadian Organisation of Human Rights was arrested on January 24, 2020 for a Facebook post in which he said Deby was "seriously ill and hospitalised in France".
He has been detained for over a year.
Targuio was impassive when the verdict was read, the journalist said. Amnesty International had earlier said he had been arrested by armed men wearing masks.
Last week, the Chadian government issued a new ban on anti-government protests ahead of the April presidential vote which marches and sit-ins in the capital N'Djamena and the provinces "strictly forbidden" as "they are likely to trigger disturbances to public order".