Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists


Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s shocking decision by an appeal court to confirm the 30-month jail terms that four journalists with Iwacu, one of Burundi’s few remaining independent media outlets, received in January. The new president must free these journalists at once as a first step in ending the systematic persecution of the media, RSF said.

When reached by RSF, an Iwacu representative said he and his colleagues were “shattered” to learn that the four reporters – Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa


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