Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Guinea-Bissau
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Guinea-Bissau, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5678723.html [accessed 25 October 2014]|
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In June, unidentified armed men burst into the home of journalist Allen Yero Embalo and stole his laptop, recorder, and camera. Yero received a death threat on the telephone the next morning concerning reports implicating the military in drug trafficking near the Bijagos archipelago. Yero and his family went into exile shortly after the incident.
In late June, journalist Albert Dabo received several anonymous death threats via telephone and was ordered to face defamation charges by Navy Chief of Staff Jose Américo Bubo Na Tchuto. Dabo was accused of misquoting the naval officer in an article that cited military involvement in drug trafficking. For one week in July, Dabo went into hiding after repeated death threats were made.