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Uganda Press Statement - Brutal Killing of Rwandese Journalist

ARTICLE 19 condemns the killing of Rwandan journalist Charles Ingabire, who was shot dead at close range on 1st December, 2011 in Kampala. As editor of Inyenyeri News and living in exile in Uganda, Ingabire was known to be highly critical of the Rwandan government. His death follows a number of recent cases in Uganda where journalists have been killed. ARTICLE 19 calls on the Ugandan authorities to take swift action to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

“We are shocked and saddened by the killing of Ingabire who was known as a brave journalis, not afraid to speak out against the Rwandan government. The investigation into his death must not take place against a backdrop of impunity.

“ARTICLE 19 calls for an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of Ingabire, with a view to identifying and prosecuting those responsible,” says Henry Maina ARTICLE 19 Director – East Africa.

Sources close to the newspaper indicate that Ingabire was working on a follow-up piece to a story about Rwandan spies who were arrested in Uganda, which was featured on 256news.com, on 25th November 2011.

For More Information:

For more media interviews please : Mona Samari, ARTICLE 19 Senior Press Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (207)324 2510;

For more information contact: Victor Bwire , Programme Officer, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa

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