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Burundi police disperse journalists marching for colleague's release

BUJUMBURA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Burundian police fired teargas to disperse about 90 journalists protesting against the detention of a colleague accused of complicity in a 2011 gun attack, in a case that has raised concerns about a clampdown on media in the east African nation. Police said they used force because the demonstration in the capital Bujumbura was illegal.

Burundi court cuts journalist prison term over gun attack

* Journalists in Burundi targeted by prosecutors * Reporter convicted after interview with rebel leader * Lawyer says to appeal against new prison term By Patrick Nduwimana GITEGA, Burundi, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A court in Burundi reduced a life sentence handed last year to a reporter accused of complicity in a 2011 gun attack after finding him guilty of a less serious offence, an appeal judge said on Tuesday.
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