Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ecuador: Three Pardons for Libel

The New York Times reports President Rafael Correa has announced that he will "pardon three newspaper executives and a columnist who were sentenced to three years in prison in a libel case." Correa will also remit $42 million in fines levied against the three men and their newspaper, El Universo. According to the Times, "Human-rights" groups have been critical of Correa, who insists that he must battle "media establishment" that is "biased in favor of the wealthy interests that own and control media companies."
See story here.

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