National broadcast reporter imprisoned for three days

Jean Claude Nshimirimana, a journalist of the national radio (RTNB), remains incarcerated since Sunday, May 5, in the police cell of Kabezi commune in Bujumbura province.

Jean Claude Nshimirimana

The police arrested him accusing him of holding an illegal and clandestine meeting. Mr Nshimirimana was supposed to appear before the Bujumbura public prosecutor this Tuesday, May 7.
“He could not appear,” said sources on the spot indicating that the prosecutor was traveling to Gitega province.

Juma Léonard Nduwayo, director of the national radio, says he does not know the motives behind the arrest of his employee. “We cannot do anything about the case as it is under investigation now,” he says, adding that he has forwarded the issue to his superiors.