Annual Prison Census 2008: Burundi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||4 December 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2008: Burundi, 4 December 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/494a4024c.html [accessed 24 August 2016]|
Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2008
Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, Net Press
IMPRISONED: September 11, 2008
Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, director of the online agency Net Press, was arrested on September 11 and charged with defamation.
Philippe Nzobonariba, a top administration official, filed a defamation suit after an August 10 article criticized the amount of money spent on a presidential trip to Beijing for the Olympics. Kavumbagu appealed the charges, but no court date had been set in late year. He was being held in Mpimba Central Prison in the capital, Bujumbura.