Journalists Killed  |  Rwanda

Vincent Rwabukwisi

Kanguka

April 10-12, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwabukwizi, director of the opposition newspaper Kanguka, was shot dead by the military sometime between April 10 and 12 in front of his home in Nyamirambo, Kigali. He was considered to be close to the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front. The government had long persecuted Rwabukwizi for his work as a journalist, including a 15-year jail term imposed in 1990, of which he served 10 months. Within a month of his release, he was detained again for a further four months. He was freed in September 1991 but was constantly harassed. He sometimes went into hiding.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes


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