Burundian court reduces journalist's jail term

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Jan 8 2013, 15:51:40

Nairobi, January 8, 2013--An appeals court in Burundi today dropped terrorism charges against jailed journalist Hassan Ruvakuki and reduced his sentence from life to three years in prison, according to local journalists and news reports....

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