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July 25, 2006

Gado Threatened With Legal Action

Hitting the wires starting yesterday comes this story that Godfrey "Gado" Mwampembwa from The Daily Nation and his editor received a letter from Martha Karua, minister of justice and constitutional affairs in the Kenyan government, threatening legal action if a correction regarding a cartoon fails to be made. The cartoon shows the mininster digging up a grave, an allusion to opening up old issues for political gain. In Europe, Asia and Africa, multiple cartoonists and their newspapers have been threatened with or suffered from legal intimidation by government officials not happy with the content of a cartoon.
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