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Niger20 December 2007

Call for release of two French TV journalists detained in Niamey

Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of two French TV journalists, reporter Thomas Dandois and cameraman Pierre Creisson, who were arrested on 17 December in Niamey. They work for Camicas Productions and were on assignment in Niger for the Franco-German TV station Arte.

They and their Nigerien driver were arrested by gendarmes on a road into the capital in the late afternoon of 17 December. The Nigerien owner of their car was also arrested in the southern city of Maradi.

They are being held at the Niamey gendarmerie officers club pending a hearing before a judge, who could decide to charge them.

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