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Christine Kamikazi

Gender: Female
Online Journalist
  • Organisation: Iwacu
  • Case: Imprisonment
  • Culprit: Burundi
  • Country: Burundi
  • City: Bubanza

In a decision issued in the absence of lawyers, the court in the northwestern city of Bubanza upheld the sentence of 30 months in prison and a fine of 1 million Burundian francs (482 euros) that was passed on four Iwacu newspaper journalists on 30 January on a charge of “attempted complicity in a violation of state security.” Christine Kamikazi and three other colleagues were arrested on 22 October after trying to cover a surprise incursion into northwestern Burundi by a group of Burundian rebels based in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.