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President of Panama grants to Dutch journalist grace

President of Panama grants to Dutch journalist grace

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The Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein will give grace of president Juan Carlos Varela of Panama. Ornstein was last month in that country was arrested and sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

The authorities in Panama have published a list of the names of detainees who are released. Ornstein is on Friday as he made no objection, the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs known.

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs says, relieved and happy to be. “It’s great when he’s on free is and christmas can celebrate with his family.” The netherlands has administrative and political level are deployed for the journalist.

Ornstein is was november 15, when entering Panama from the Netherlands picked up. The reason for his arrest were articles that he has on his weblog bamana farmers Republic published about doubtful matters of Canadian businessman Monte Friesner in Panama.

Friesner had lodged a complaint because of slander and libel. Ornstein was arrested and received twenty months in prison. Later on, it was penalty increased to three years and four months. He was verbally informed.

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