A journalist group says an Angolan freelancer has been sentenced to a year in prison for libel because of a story about sexual harassment allegations.
Mohamed Keita of the Committee to Protect Journalists says Armando Jose Chicoca's conviction and sentencing Thursday "is highly suspect and should be overturned on appeal."
CPJ says Chicoca's conviction came after a judge sued following a Voice of America radio report in 2007 about claims from the judge's former maid that she was fired after rebuffing his sexual advances.
Chicoca reports for the U.S.-government funded VOA and private Angolan newspapers. CPJ says he spent 33 days in prison in 2007 after police arrested him while he was reporting on protests against the demolition of a street market.