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Burundi - Court refuses to free radio journalist, upholds charges

Reporters without borders
A Bujumbura court today confirmed criminal charges against Radio Publique Africaine director Bob Rugurik a in connection with his coverage of the murder of three Italian nuns, and refused to hear a request by his lawyers for his provisional release. Detained since 22 January, Rugurika is facing a possible 20-year jail sentence on charges of complicity in the triple murder, harbouring criminals, violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation and “failing to show solidarity.” (...)

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