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burundiARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the imprisonment of Hassan Ruvakuki, a reporter for local radio station Bonesha FM and French government-funded broadcaster Radio France Internationale on a charge of "participating in acts of terrorism.”

“Journalists have a right not to disclose their sources. We are disappointed by the ruling as the journalist was only doing his work of reporting the conflict along the Burundi-Tanzania border. In a conflict situation, it is important for all sides to be heard and Journalists’ contact with proscribed groups in no way means support for their causes.

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