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Burundi - Four days to start of appeal for reporter who spoke to rebels

Reporters without borders
On 8 October, a court in the central city of Gitega is to begin hearing radio journalist Hassan Ruvakuki's appeal against his conviction on a charge of "participating in a terrorist act," for which he received a life sentence last June. Reporters Without Borders will send a representative to Gitega to attend the hearings and has learned that several foreign diplomats based in the capital, Bujumbura, also plan to travel to Gitega for the same purpose. "We are pleased that the international (...)

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