Burundi reporter sentenced to life imprisonment

20 Jun

Hassan Ruvakuki was sentenced today to life in prison. (Iwacu-burundi)

Nairobi, June 20,
2012–A Burundian appeals court must reverse the ruling against a
journalist sentenced to life in prison on vague terrorism charges, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

A High Court in the eastern town of Cankuzo today found Hassan Ruvakuki, a reporter for local radio station Bonesha FM and French government-funded broadcaster Radio France Internationale, and 13 other defendants guilty of “participating in terrorist attacks” under the country’s penal code, Patrick Nduwimana, the interim director at Bonesha FM, told CPJ.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/burundi-reporter-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment.php

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