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 24 May 2017]|
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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.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|