The Committee to Protect Journalists named Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba as one of four winners of its prestigious 2017 International Press Freedom Award. Abba is serving a 10-year sentence on terrorism charges.
Next to Ahmed Abba, the three other recipients of the award are Patricia Mayorga, who investigated organized crime in Mexico, Pravit Rojanaphruk, a press freedom advocate from Thailand, and Afrah Nasser, a Yemeni blogger living in exile in Sweden.
Ahmed Abba, who works for the Hausa Language Service of the French international broadcaster RFI, was sentenced on charges of “failure to denounce terrorism” and “laundering the products of terrorism acts.” At the time of his sentencing, he had already spent two years in detention.
Culled from deathrattlesport