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Journalist Sentenced To Life In Prison On Terrorism Charges

June 22 2012


A court in Burundi has sentenced a local journalist to life in prison for his role in a terrorist attack last year, reports the New York Times.

Hassan Ruvakuki, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale, was convicted on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in an attack at a bar in September 2011 near the border with Tanzania.

The involvement in part included interviewing a rebel leader, said prosecutors.

Thirteen rebels were also convicted for the shooting, which...

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