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Journalist sues himself February 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Media.
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A Dutch journalist appeared before an appeals court yesterday in a bid to get the state to prosecute him for eating chocolate made from cocoa grown in African plantations where children are forced to work.

Teun van de Keuken filed a legal complaint against himself after eating 17 chocolate bars “that were established to be made from cocoa from plantations that practice slavery”, he said. When the public prosecutor’s office said it would not prosecute him, Van de Keuken, an investigative journalist for a Dutch consumer show, filed an appeal and said he is ready to go to prison for his crime.

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