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Iwacu pays tribute to Jean Bigirimana, two years after his disappearance

07-22-2018 On Friday, July 22, 2016, Jean Bigirimana, Iwacu journalist was reported missing to not be back any more. This Sunday, July 22, 2018, it was exactly two years day after day since he disappeared. His colleagues reaffirm their commitment to seeking the truth about his going missing and staying (...)
' Photography of Jean Bigirimana hung on the wall of Iwacu building: “In memory of Jean Bigirimana who disappeared on 22 July 2016. We will never forget you.”

Iwacu asks for protection for endangered family of missing journalist Jean Birigirimana

06-22-2017 On the 11th month of the disappearance of former Iwacu journalist Jean Bigirimana, his employer calls on the government to protect the journalist’s threatened family. Iwacu calls on the government to guarantee the security for its missing journalist’s family that says it’s in danger because of death threats it (...)
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Bigirimana family says its security is threatened

03-28-2017 The wife of the journalist of Iwacu Press Group gone missing since 22 July 2016 says unknown people threw stones at the roof of her house on which they also wrote with blood words like ‘keba’ meaning ‘cut, be watchful, an opponent’ depending upon the context, in the night (...)
' LeandreSikuyavuga, Chief Editor at Iwacu Press Group: “Iwacu filed a lawsuit against X, we are still waiting. We ask the authorities to redouble their efforts to shed light on what happened to our colleague”

Jean Bigirimana: No news about him seven months after his disappearance

02-23-2017 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 (...)
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A warm tribute to Jean Bigirimana

08-26-2016 On the fourth day of the week dedicated to Jean, Iwacu organized a ceremony closing the mourning week that has begun since last Monday, August 22, marking a month after the disappearance of our colleague. Acquisition of identical T-shirts, the putting in place of a large photographic portrait, calls (...)
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Our dear Jean,

08-25-2016 You will notice that we are here together, between work colleagues. We chose not to bring in your family or your relatives, because we thought these words may sound like a funeral oration. We went to see your family, your children are doing OK. Don Douglas was not there, (...)
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Honoring the disappeared, preserving the living

08-22-2016 From this 22 August, exactly one month after Jean has gone missing, Iwacu begins a grieving week. Since the beginning of its activities eight years ago, Iwacu has experienced difficult times; journalists have been intimidated and threatened. Two journalists were forced to flee the country. As far as I (...)
' In Search of Jean : Bodies buried without formal identification

In Search of Jean : Bodies buried without formal identification

08-19-2016 The two bodies recovered last week from the Mubarazi River were buried this Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Muramvya cemetery. According to the wife of our colleague Jean Bigirimana, the latter is not among them. “After identification, we buried them, because the bodies were in an advanced state of (...)
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“Finding Jean” Operation : Two bodies recovered from the Mubarazi River buried

08-17-2016 The two bodies fished out from the Mubarazi when searching for Jean Bigirimana, the Iwacu journalist who has disappeared since 22 July were buried in the afternoon of Tuesday,16 August in Muramvya province. Human Rights defenders whom Iwacu contacted confirmed the information. According to the same sources, there had (...)
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“Finding Jean” Operation : Two corpses recovered from the Mubarazi River.

08-15-2016 Thursday August 11, civil protection rescuers extracted two dead bodies found near Bihongo waterfall in Nyabisiga rural area. The area is situated in Bugarama zone where Jean Bigirimana disappeared. At 12, first aid workers of the civil protection police unit arrived at “Concasseur”, the meeting place where they were (...)
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