Journalists Killed  |  Rwanda

Alfonse Rutsindura

Amakuruki I Butare

June 1, 1994, in Butare, Rwanda

Rutsindura, editor-in-chief of Amakuruki i Butare and a contributor to the intellectual journal Dialogue, was killed by militiamen as was he was returning to his home in Butare. His wife, children, and parents were also murdered. In 1990, Rutsindura had been detained for six months for reporting on massacres of students in Butare.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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