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Burundi: Sixty-five organizations call for immediate release of Iwacu journalists

, Index number: AFR 16/3244/2020

On the first anniversary of their arrest, 65 organizations call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Iwacu journalists Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana and Térence Mpozenzi who were convicted on charges against state security for simply doing their job. Their continued detention on baseless charges is a stark reminder that, despite a recent change in leadership, the Burundian government has little tolerance for independent journalism and free speech, the organizations said. On 22 October 2019, the four journalists were arrested along with their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza

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