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Burundi - Journalist finally allowed to testify, court urged to quash conviction

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that radio reporter Hassan Ruvakuki was finally allowed to testify yesterday to the court in the central city of Gitega that is hearing his appeal against his terrorism conviction, for which he was given a life sentence last June. The court began examining his appeal a month ago but Ruvakuki, who works for Bonesha FM and Radio France Internationale's Swahili service, had to sit through four previous hearings before finally being able to protest (...)

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