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Iwacu reporters sentenced to thirty months’ imprisonment

01-30-2020 Bubanza High Court has just sentenced Iwacu reporters to two years and six months’ imprisonment and each of them fined BIF one million. Adolphe Masabarakiza, their driver has been acquitted. Their accusations would have been changed. They would have been accused of an “impossible attempt of complicity in undermining (...)

Iwacu news reporters appear before Ntahangwa Appeal Court

11-18-2019 Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, Térence Mpozenzi and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza appeared before Ntahangwa Appeal Court sitting in a Council Chamber in Bubanza Central Prison, this November 18. The close-door court appearance lasted at least one hour. Thereafter, the four Iwacu news reporters returned to prison. They (...)

Morale of detained journalists of Iwacu Press Group suffering

11-13-2019 The morale of four journalist of Iwacu Press Group that are Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza, imprisoned in Bubanza prison declined on Tuesday 12 November 2019. It was the day after the judges of the Ntahangwa Court of Appeal went to (...)

EACJ dismisses Burundi case challenging EALA Speaker election

07-04-2019 On July 2nd, the East African Court of Justice-EACJ dismissed the case filed by the Republic of Burundi protesting against the election of Martin Ngoga as EALA Speaker The accusations made by the Republic of Burundi that the election of the 4th EALA Speaker was not fair are “unfounded (...)

Kirundo: Women invited to denounce violence

01-16-2019 Awakened by the authorities, women from Kirundo, often beaten or ill-treated, now know their rights. But the fight is not totally won. Chantal Rukundo, a mother of two, from Ntega commune met at AFEV, an association that assists the victims of GBV since 2013 in Kirundo province, says her (...)

Ombudsman concerned over correspondences between Uganda and Burundi presidents

12-14-2018 After a meeting with different presidents of commissions and councils of human rights operating in Burundi this 13 December 2018, Burundi Ombudsman has said he is concerned about the recent exchange of letters between the presidents of Uganda and Burundi. Edouard Nduwimana, Burundi Ombudsman, says the president of Uganda (...)

Pregnancy cases in schools, threat to education sector in Burundi

11-12-2018 Pregnancy cases in schools threaten the education sector. It becomes hard when those who are responsible for those pregnancies are teachers. N.J has just returned to school after dropping out due to unwanted pregnancy. The person responsible for her pregnancy is her teacher, who was hired to give her (...)

Independent MP calls on government to free illegally detained prisoners

10-13-2018 The independent MP Fabien Baciryanino calls on the Ministry of Justice to free acquitted prisoners. Fabien Baciryanino says there are three categories of acquitted prisoners who are still detained. “There are those who have been judged innocent by courts, those who have served their sentences and those who have (...)

The anti-corruption court pursuing the commissioners of the anti-corruption squad

03-23-2016 In a press conference held by the Minister of Justice Aimee Laurentine Kanyana on this Thursday, 24th March at the Presidency, the financial assistance request letter from the Commissioners of the anti-corruption squad to Ecobank was one of issues she debated on. (...)
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KENYA – Student sentenced to a year in jail for insulting President on social media

01-13-2015 A Kenyan student has been sentenced to a year in prison after insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on a social media site. Alan WadiOkengo, alias Lieutenant Wadi, must also pay a fine of $2,000 or serve a second year in jail. Kenya has an active and vibrant online social media (...)