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Peruvian Blogger jailed for ‘aggravated defamation’

November 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blogging

Roy Greenslade reports that José Alejandro Godoy, who leads the blogging at Desde el Tercer Piso (From the Thrid Floor) was last week sentenced to three years in prison, fined $107,000 and sentenced to 120 days of social work.

His ‘crime’ was to write a post in April 09 which reproduced letters which were already publicly available between a former government minister and a member of congress and comment on them.

Godoy is appealling the decision. More from the Peruvian Times which reports the uproar amongst press groups against the decision.



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