Michel Nziguheba

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Nziguheba, editor of L’Eclaireur, was arrested on a warrant issued by the federal public prosecutor. L’Eclaireur was suspended on March 18 for “inciting ethnic hatred.” After several postponements, Nziguheba’s trial opened on Oct. 3, and the journalist appeared before a court of high instance. His lawyer, Fabien Segatwa, an ex-minister and member of the Constitutional Commission, requested bail for his client. The court granted Nziguheba bail, but the prosecutor opposed the decision and Nziguheba was not released.