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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Vincent Rwabukwisi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Vincent Rwabukwisi, January 1995, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494cb23.html [accessed 25 December 2014]
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Kanguka
April 10-12, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwabukwizi, director of the opposition newspaper Kanguka, was shot dead by the military sometime between April 10 and 12 in front of his home in Nyamirambo, Kigali. He was considered to be close to the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front. The government had long persecuted Rwabukwizi for his work as a journalist, including a 15-year jail term imposed in 1990, of which he served 10 months. Within a month of his release, he was detained again for a further four months. He was freed in September 1991 but was constantly harassed. He sometimes went into hiding.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:Yes

 

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