Journalists Killed  |  Rwanda

Marcellin Kayiranga


April 22, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda

Kayiranga, an editor for the opposition newspaper Kanguka, was thrown into the latrines at the home of his cousin in Muhima, Kigali, and killed. In 1993, Kayiranga had gone into hiding for several weeks after learning that state security agents were searching for him.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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