Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana

Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana 0

Since the afternoon of last Friday, 22 July, we have no record of our colleague, Jean Bigirimana.

While during the weekend the most alarming rumors went around (kidnapping and murder, etc.), despite our concern, Iwacu opted for compliance with legal procedures and refrained from any charge or negative comments towards the officials.

Thus, we have officially informed the National Media Council-CNC, which also supports the protection of journalists.

On the fifth day of his missing, we strongly appeal to the Burundian government to do its best that Jean Bigirimana be released.

However, we are not saying that the journalist should not face justice. Jean is a Burundian citizen before being a journalist. But we ask that his arrest follow the rules of law, and that the arrest warrant be served on him and that he appear in court.

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by Antoine Kaburahe

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