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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Alexis Bandyatuyaga

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Alexis Bandyatuyaga, January 1995, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494af23.html [accessed 30 July 2014]
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National Radio and Television of Burundi
September 14, 1994, in Kamenge, Burundi

Bandyatuyaga, a journalist with the National Radio and Television of Burundi, was among a number of people after Burundian army soldiers conducted a roundup of civilians in Kamenge. Bandyatuyaga had received death threats from an army unit after he reported in July about army atrocities in the central part of the country.

The bodies of 13 victims were found two days later near the Bujumbura airport, according to human rights reports. All showed signs of torture.

Medium:Radio, Television
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Human Rights
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:Yes
Tortured:Yes
Threatened:Yes

 

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