Journalists Killed  |  Rwanda

Ignace Ruhatana


June 1, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda

Ruhatana, editor-in-chief of the journal Kanyarwanda and an official of the human rights organization of the same name, was killed in his home district of Nyakabanda by a soldier of the Rwandan Armed Forces. In 1993, he was attacked and injured by armed men who tried to take documents belonging to Kanyarwanda from him.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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