Jean-Claude Kavumbagu | Status: Released | Burundi

Following his July 2010 arrest, Jean-Claude Kavumbagu was charged with treason, which carries a life sentence in Burundi. Kavumbagu's trial was held on April 13, 2011. On May 13, 2011, the… More

Online Editor Sentenced and Released

On May 16, 2011, Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, editor of the online press agency Net Press, was released and acquitted of treason, though he was sentenced to eight months in prison… More

Online Editor Jailed for Treason

PEN International protests the continued detention of Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, editor of the online press agency Net Press, who was arrested on July 17, 2010. More

PEN Appeal: Jean-Claude Kavumbagu

January 25, 2011 Président de la République Pierre Nkurunziza Présidence de la République Boulevard de l'Uprona Rohero I BP 1870 Bujumbura Burundi Fax: +257 22 24 89 08 Monsieur Jean-Bosco Ndikumana Ministère de la Justice et Garde des Sceaux Ministre… More

PEN Appeal: Jean-Claude Kavumbagu

October 6, 2008 Président de la République Pierre Nkurunziza Présidence de la République Boulevard de l’Uprona, Rohero I, BP 1870 Bujumbura, Burundi Fax : +257 22 22 74 90 Monsieur Jean-Bosco Ndikumana, Ministre de la… More

Online Editor Jailed for Defamation

International PEN protests the three-week detention of Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, editor of the online press agency Net Press, who was arrested on September 11, 2008 and charged with defamation. More

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