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Rwandan driver fined after responsible plea for reporter’s demise



KIGALI, Rwanda — A driver whose automotive hit and killed a Rwandan investigative journalist has pled responsible and has been fined by a courtroom.

Moise Emmanuel Bagirishya was fined $920 for involuntary manslaughter, three weeks after the crash which killed John William Ntwali.

Ntwali was using as a passenger on a motorcycle when the accident occurred on Jan. 18.

He was investigating and exposing human rights violations in Rwanda and activists had referred to as for investigations into his demise.

The motorist who pleaded responsible can even pay $500 for accidents to the motorcyclist who was carrying Ntwali.

The prosecution in the course of the trial had requested the courtroom to jail the motorist for 2 years and effective him $1,800 after he pleaded responsible and requested for forgiveness.

The legislation in Rwanda permits 30 days to attraction however Ntwali’s household has informed native media they won’t file an attraction.

Dozens of African civil society teams and press associations on Tuesday referred to as for an unbiased investigation into Ntwali’s demise, saying the official rationalization lacked enough proof.

“Rwandan authorities have failed to supply a police report, the precise location of the alleged accident, any picture or video proof or detailed info on the others concerned within the accident,” the assertion mentioned.

Ntwali had beforehand expressed fears for his life and informed the Human Rights Watch rights group that he had acquired cellphone threats and strangers had visited his home. Ntwali had been described as Rwanda’s final unbiased journalist and lauded for his courageous reporting on human rights violations.

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