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Reporters Without Borders for Press Freedom – COURT CONFIRMS EL UNIVERSO SENTENCE, SETTING GRAVE LEGAL PRECEDENT

Date: Sep 22, 2011

More on the El Universo case:

A Guayaquil appeal court yesterday upheld the three-year jail sentence and 40-million-dollar fine that a lower court imposed on three El Universo executives and one of the newspaper’s former columnists two months ago in a criminal libel case brought by President Rafael Correa.

With little chance of winning any further appeal, El Universo, a Guayaquil-based daily, is now facing financial ruin and closure.

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