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Supreme Court of Justice of Panama confirms newspaper La Prensa is prohibited from covering corruption case

"The Supreme Court of Justice [of Panama] confirmed a resolution of the First Superior Court of Justice related to the temporary prohibition issued by a judge of guarantees against the newspaper La Prensa, stopping them from investigating or publishing photos about the criminal case of lawyer Janio Lescure Sánchez, investigated for the alleged purchase and sale of judgments in the Panamanian judicial system.

On June 8, 2020, the guarantee judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Panama, Elkis Martínez, issued resolution 24 that prohibited, from that moment, journalist Rolando Rodríguez and the La Prensa Corporation, 'from photographing or continuing to investigate the investigation maintained by the public prosecutor related to Janio Luis Lescure Sánchez."

 

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