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Operation ” Finding Jean ‘: How a second body was discovered in the Mubarazi River

08-11-2016 Macabre surprise: On 9 August, in the evening, during a field visit by the members of the National Commission for the Human Rights- CNIDH, the Judicial Police, police unit in charge of Civil Protection and agents of the National Intelligence services- SNR to verify the information reported by Iwacu, (...)
' Alert – “Finding Jean” Operation / Mubarazi 2:50 p.m.: a headless corpse has been found!

Alert – “Finding Jean” operation / Mubarazi River 4:05 p.m.: the second body still bandaged up around the head

08-11-2016 A second body was not easily removed from the Mubarazi River. Journalists have found that the body was loaded with a bag of rocks. Another macabre surprise : Before the execution, murderers had put a bandage around the head of the victim (Additional Information will follow) (...)
' Alert – “Finding Jean” Operation / Mubarazi 2:50 p.m.: a headless corpse has been found!

Alert – “Finding Jean” Operation / Mubarazi 2:50 p.m.: a headless corpse has been found!


08-11-2016 A team of civil protection officers alongside Iwacu journalists on the banks of the Mubarazi river. There, the reporters of the newspaper, in search of their missing colleague, Jean Bigirimana, discovered a body thrown into the river last Sunday. Another corpse was found later on.

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This body calls for our attention

08-08-2016 Nothing shows that the body discovered by Iwacu was that of journalist Jean Bigirimana. We will soon be well-informed. But whoever he is, he deserves to be buried. After three consecutive days of investigations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Iwacu journalists finally found a body in the area where (...)
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Is it Jean Bigirimana?

08-08-2016 After three days of investigations on the ground, Iwacu journalists found a body in the area where, according to several sources, the journalist disappeared. Iwacu decided to publish the following account of the investigations. Friday, August 5 Shortly after the disappearance of Jean Bigirimana, Iwacu started an investigation to (...)
' Breaking: Jean Bigirimana still alive, beaten and starving

Breaking: Jean Bigirimana still alive, beaten and starving

08-03-2016 Pieces of information persist pointing to the fact that journalist Jean Bigirimana may be detained in one of the National Intelligence Service’s cells in Muramvya province. This contradicts the enduring denial by the Burundian police that the intelligence service detains the journalist. Our sources say that “he has been (...)
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Disappearance of Jean Bigirimana : unacceptable silence of the Burundian police

08-02-2016 11 days on, Jean Bigirimana, the Iwacu journalist has gone missing. 11 days of anxiety and questions but especially in the deafening silence of the national police. The last communication in connection with what appears increasingly like a kidnapping goes back to the tweet of the spokesman of the (...)
' Burundian Journalists longing to know where Jean Bigirimana is

Iwacu calls for witnesses

07-28-2016 Six days after the missing of our colleague Jean Bigirimana since Friday, 22 July 2016, Iwacu Press Group calls for witnesses. Indeed, in order to help the Burundian justice conduct an investigation over the missing of our colleague, Iwacu invites anyone who might hold information about either the circumstances (...)
' A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

A poignant call by the spouse of the journalist Jean Bigirimana to the kidnappers

07-28-2016 In tears, Godeberthe Hakizimana, spouse ofJean Bigirimana, the Iwacu Press Group journalist requeststhe kidnappers of her husband to release him. This father of two boys waskidnapped at Bugarama in the afternoon of Friday, July 22. It’s been6 days his family and his colleagues have no news about him. (...)
' Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana

Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana

07-26-2016 On the 5th day of the unexplained disappearance of the journalist, from Brussels, the Iwacu Press Group Manager, Antoine Kaburahe, makes an appeal to Burundian authorities. Since the afternoon of last Friday, 22 July, we have no record of our colleague, Jean Bigirimana. While during the weekend the most (...)
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