Raimundos Oki set free, but supporters warn case brought by prime minister will have a chilling effect on press freedom

A journalist has avoided jail over an erroneous article about the now prime minister of Timor-Leste, after a Dili court threw out the criminal defamation charges.

Raimundos Oki, a senior reporter for the Timor Post, and his former editor Lourenco Martins Vicente, were found not guilty of “slanderous denunciation on Thursday at the district court in Dili.

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