Alexis Bandyatuyaga

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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.