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David Tam-Baryoh Ebola Sierra Leone

Imprisons journalist

4 Nov, 2014

Tam-Baryoh is jailed in Freetown’s Pademba Road prison under emergency powers in an executive order from the president. Jail superintendant:

The powers were derived from the Ebola emergency regulations the country is currently under

The charges against him and the length of his detention aren’t specified. The arrest may be linked to comments Tam-Baryoh made on his radio show MONOLGUE, in which he appeared to challenge arrests made last week in the Kono district after Ebola-linked riots. The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists condemns the arrest.