Journalist jail term reduced to 3 years

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iol pic afr burundi hassan AFP This file picture shows Burundian RFI journalist Hassan Ruvakuki in Gitega.

Gitega, Burundi -

A Burundian appeal court on Tuesday cut the life sentence of journalist Hassan Ruvakuki to three years, judges said, reducing the charges from terrorism to membership of a gang.

Appeal court judge Fulgence Ruberintwari said the reporter was guilty of “participating in an association formed for the purpose of attacking people and property” and would serve three years in jail. - Sapa-AFP

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