Burundi frees journalist tied to suspect in murder of Italian nuns

February 18, 2015 4:19 PM

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BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - A radio show host in Burundi who was detained last month after he refused to identify a guest who said he been involved in the murder of three Italian nuns, was freed on bail on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

The detention of Bob Rugurika, director of Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), drew attention to media freedom in the east African country, with the U.S. government, EU politicians, human rights groups and journalist organizations calling for him to be freed. He was charged with complicity in murder and...

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