To our colleague Jean Bigirimana who went missing since 392 days

Jean Bigirimana

A warm tribute to Jean Bigirimana

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.

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Our dear Jean,

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.

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Burundian Journalists longing to know where Jean Bigirimana is

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16-08-2016 On 12 August, three professional associations of Burundian Media have written a letter to President Pierre Nkurunziza to ask him to free the journalist Jean Bigirimana working for Iwacu (...)

“Finding Jean” Operation : Two corpses recovered from the Mubarazi River.

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15-08-2016 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. (...)

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

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11-08-2016 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 (...)

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


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11-08-2016 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 (...)

Is it Jean Bigirimana?

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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 (...)

CNIDH: no clue about the whereabouts of Jean Bigirimana

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05-08-2016 Investigations by CNIDH could not help find journalist Jean Bigirimana. But there is some hope he is still alive. Is journalist Jean Bigirimana still alive? Where is he? Journalists (...)

In anguish, Iwacu awaits the news about journalist Jean Bigirimana

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04-08-2016 As promised to Iwacu, the chairman of CNIDH (National Independent Commission on Human Rights) went to Muramvya Wednesday afternoon to investigate the whereabouts of journalist Jean Bigirimana. The Commission (...)

Breaking: Jean Bigirimana still alive, beaten and starving

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03-08-2016 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 (...)

Disappearance of Jean Bigirimana : unacceptable silence of the Burundian police

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02-08-2016 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 (...)

Portrait/ “Jean, a courageous journalist and a great worker”

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01-08-2016 A week on with no news of our colleague Jean Bigirimana. Relatives, friends and former colleagues speak of a good family, active and hardworking man. ” He consults me (...)

Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana

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26-07-2016 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 (...)

Alert – Jean Bigirimana, Iwacu journalist arrested and detained in an unknown place

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25-07-2016 According to reliable sources, this former journalist of Rema FM radio recently recruited by the Iwacu Press Group was arrested in the afternoon this Friday, 22 July by the (...)

Support the spouse and kids of Jean Bigirimana

Jean is a colleague but also a husband of Godeberthe aged 28 and a father of two young kids: Don and John aged 8 and 3 respectively. We invite you to support his family during these hard times.

You can leave your message of support to the Iwacu editorial staff and / or Jean’s family by clicking on the button below, by writing to - jbigirimana(at)iwacu-burundi.org


Iwacu also appeals to you to make a donation to Jean’s family

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  1. Bob Atwiine

    At this 21st century it is very barbaric to kill a journalist because of open criticism whatsoever . Bujumbura should learn politics of tolerance not politics of torture and kill your opponent. They may have killed Jean but they have not killed his spirit and his literature will shall not die forever.
    The Red Times Editorial team in Kampala has been keenly following the events and we shall always cerebrate the good deeds of Jean. May the God of Abraham continue to strengthen his young family.

    One day the perpetrators of this act shall face justice.
    Poleni Sana.

    Bob

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