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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Unconfirmed: Alfonse Rutsindura

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
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Amakuruki I Butare
June 1, 1994, in Butare, Rwanda

Rutsindura, editor-in-chief of Amakuruki i Butare and a contributor to the intellectual journal Dialogue, was killed by militiamen as was he was returning to his home in Butare. His wife, children, and parents were also murdered. In 1990, Rutsindura had been detained for six months for reporting on massacres of students in Butare.

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