Journalists Killed  |  Burundi

Alexis Bandyatuyaga

National Radio and Television of Burundi

September 14, 1994, in Kamenge, Burundi


Bandyatuyaga, a journalist with the National Radio and Television of Burundi, was among a number of people after Burundian army soldiers conducted a roundup of civilians in Kamenge. Bandyatuyaga had received death threats from an army unit after he reported in July about army atrocities in the central part of the country. 

The bodies of 13 victims were found two days later near the Bujumbura airport, according to human rights reports. All showed signs of torture.  

Medium: Radio, Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Human Rights

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: Yes

Threatened: Yes


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