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Rwanda: Janvier Africa, an imprisoned journalist

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AFR 47/004/1993

Janvier Africa, a 26-year-old journalist, was arrested in Kigali in mid- September 1992 and detained at Kigali central prison where he is still being held without trial. A former member of the security police and editor-in-chief of the state sponsored Umurava newspaper, he used the newspaper to reveal information he had obtained as an agent of the police, including the existence of death squads. His arrest comes amidst the continuing persecution of journalists. The following cases are also related: Vincent Rwabukwisi, Hassan Ngeze, Francois-Xavier Hangimana, director of Ijambo magazine, Jean-Pierre Mugabe, editor-in-chief of Le Tribun du peuple, Andre Kameya, editor-in-chief of Rwanda Rushya, and Theoneste Muberantwari, editor-in-chief of Nyabarongo.

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