Two journalists in Togo have been sent to prison for defaming the minister of Urban Planning, Housing and Land Reform, Kodjo Adedje on social media.
Newspaper editor Loïc Lawson and freelance reporter Anani Sossou had accused the housing minister of failing to disclose the full details of a burglary at his home.
They said the politician reported the crime to the police, but did not declare that more than $600,000 (£485,000) in cash was stolen.
He subsequently took legal action against them.
The media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, has called for the pair’s immediate release.