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New charges against jailed politician

New charges were brought on Thursday against Togolese opposition leader Yawovi Agboyibo, who is currently serving a six-month sentence for defamation, news organisations reported. A court in Lome said Agboyibo had links with a group of people suspected of committing crimes in the southern town of Sedome in 1997. Agboyibo was sentenced to prison last month for accusing incumbent Prime Minister Mensan Kodjo of association with suspected criminals when he was head of the Lome port in 1998.

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