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Burundi Security Forces Kill Cameraman and Family

16 October 2015

According to media reports, RTNB cameraman Christophe Nkezabahizi, his wife and two of their children - a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy- were shot dead by security forces last Tuesday 13 October at close range in their home in the capital, Bujumbura. The union said that the cameraman was targeted for being a media worker. Veteran cameraman Nkezabahizi became the first media professional killed in Burundi, a country which has been in the grip of violence since April , following the controversial decision of President Nkurunziza to run for a third term.

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