Article published on the 2008-08-29 Latest update 2008-09-24 12:11 TU
A cartoon supporting Moussa Kaka by one of France's best-known cartoonists, Plantu
Moussa Kaka has worked with RFI since 1993. He started work as a journalist in the written press, writing his first articles for the Niger newspaper, Le Républicain.
As well as being RFI’s correspondent in Niger, he is the director of a private radio station, Saraounia, one of the country’s most important FM broadcasters.
Moussa Kaka was detained for questioning on Friday 19 September, 2007.
A week later he was charged with “complicity in undermining the authority of the state”.
Early July 2008 a senior judge ruled that Moussa Kaka had no case to answer and ordered the charges dropped. But state prosecutors have lodged an appeal against his release.
Amnesty International considers him a political prisoner.