Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2008


Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, Net Press
IMPRISONED: September 11, 2008

Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, director of the online agency Net Press, was arrested on September 11 and charged with defamation.

Philippe Nzobonariba, a top administration official, filed a defamation suit after an August 10 article criticized the amount of money spent on a presidential trip to Beijing for the Olympics. Kavumbagu appealed the charges, but no court date had been set in late year. He was being held in Mpimba Central Prison in the capital, Bujumbura.

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