Rwandan police arrest political reporter in Kigali

18 Jul

Idriss Gasana Byiringiro was arrested on Tuesday. (The Chronicles)

Nairobi, July 18,
2012–Police in Kigali are holding a newspaper reporter whose employer had
earlier filed a complaint alleging that security agents had seized and
interrogated him, according to news reports.

On Tuesday, police
arrested Idriss Gasana Byiringiro, a political reporter for the private weekly Chronicles, on
suspicion of providing false information, the paper reported. The journalist has
not been allowed access to his family or a lawyer, according to news reports
and local journalists. No formal charges have been publicly disclosed.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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