East Timor Journalists Face Trial After Story on Premier

October 6, 2016 3:48 AM

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Two East Timorese journalists are going on trial in a criminal defamation case brought by the country's prime minister that has alarmed rights groups.

Raimundos Oki and his former boss Lourenco Vicente Martins are charged with "slanderous denunciation" and face up to three years in prison if found guilty. The trial is set to begin Friday.

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