Dutch Journalist Okke Ornstein Imprisoned 20 Months In Panama For Libel

December 2, 2016 master 0
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Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein has been arrested and imprisoned in Panama on a charge of criminal libel due to his posts from his blog bananamarerepublic. The Committee to Protect Journalists, amongst other international groups, are calling for his release. The journalist wrote about exposing shady business activities by Canadian expatriate Monte Friesner. Friesner had a criminal history in Canada that had dated back all the way to 1966, and Ornstein was simply pointing it out. […]