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drop charges against TEACHER CONVICTED OF DEFAMATION FOR FACEBOOK POSTS

Jeannot Randriamanana is a 38-year-old secondary school teacher living and working in Mananjary, Madagascar. He is a father of four children. In addition to his work as a public schoolteacher, he also works as a communication officer for the local branch of the NGO, Independent Observatory of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Madagascar (OIDESCM). He has been posting on his social media about the poor state of school infrastructure in the district of Nosy Varika since December 2021 and has since been targeted for harassment and intimidation for denouncing cases of corruption on his social media account.

On May 10, 2022 Jeannot, who had been arbitrarily detained for two months, was granted provisional release. But on July 12, 2022, the Court of Appeal of Fianarantsoa upheld his conviction and two-year suspended sentence on the charges of “defamation and humiliation of members of Parliament and public servants and identity fraud”.

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Minister of Justice
François
Rakotozafy
Government of Madagascar
Minister of Justice
François
Rakotozafy
Government of Madagascar