dent, Bernard M NGOEPE,
The Court composed of: Sophta A.B AKUFFO, Presi
OUZ, Augusttno S L.
Vice-president; Gerard NIYUNGEKO, Fatsah OUGUERG
, Sylvain ORE, El Hadji
RAMADHAN I, Duncan TAMBALA, Elsie N THOMPSON
Robert ENO - Registrar,
GUISSE, Ben KIOKOand Kimelabalou ABA- Judges; and

In the Matter of:

LOHE ISSA KONATE

v.
BURKINA FASO

After having deliberated,
Makes the followtng Order.

I.

Subject of the Appli catio n

ief of "Ouragan", a
1 The Applicant, Lohe lssa Konate. who is the Editor-in-Ch
2013 , which was
Burktnabe weekly, filed an Application dated 14 June
as Application No.
received at the Court on 17 June 2013,and registered
004/2013.
(Nani ) Jansem and
2. The Applicant is represented by Advocates Yakare Oule
John R. W. D. Jones
ou High Court in 1ts
3. In a cnmtnal matter brought against him, the Ouagadoug
onment for libel
ruling sentenced the Applicant to a one year term of impris
suit. the same Court
and to a fine of 1,500 ,000 Francs (USD 3,000). In a civil
s(or USD 9,000) as
ordered the Applicant to pay the sum of 4,500 ,000 Franc
costs.
damages to the parties and 250,000 Francs(USD 500)as

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