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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Marcellin Kayiranga

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Marcellin Kayiranga, January 1995, available at: [accessed 20 October 2017]
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April 22, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda

Kayiranga, an editor for the opposition newspaper Kanguka, was thrown into the latrines at the home of his cousin in Muhima, Kigali, and killed. In 1993, Kayiranga had gone into hiding for several weeks after learning that state security agents were searching for him.

Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group
Taken Captive:No


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