The journalist Jean Bigirimana who worked for both Iwacu Press Group and Infos Grands Lacs has gone missing since July 22, 2016. His wife asks competent authorities to let her know the results of the investigations conducted on her husband’s disappearance.
Met at her home in Kamenge neighborhood, in the north of the capital Bujumbura, Godeberthe Hakizimana, Bigirimana’s wife, lives in very difficult conditions. “I feel deep sorrow. It’s hard to live without knowing where my husband is.
My two children are unhappy. They often ask me where their daddy is or if the police haven’t released him yet”, says Godeberthe Hakizimana.
This mother of two children says she hardly feed her children. “It has just been 6 months that I haven’t paid the rent,” she says
Hakizimana asks the authorities to inform her about the outcome of the investigations carried out on the going missing of her husband. “I wish that the fate of my husband come to light”, says Mrs.Hakizimana in tears.
Léandre Sikuyavuga, Chief Editor at Iwacu Press Group, says the news organization is not informed about what happened to the journalist Jean Bigirimana. ” Iwacu Press Group filed a lawsuit against X and we are still waiting. We ask the authorities to redouble their efforts to shed light on what happened to our colleague, “says Sikuyavuga.
Jean-Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH), said the commission would continue investigating the case of the journalist’s disappearance.
Jean Bigirimana has been missing since 22 July 2016. Sources say he was abducted by people in a car of the National Intelligence Service (SNR.)