Journalist Found Dead in Eastern Congo

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GOMA, Congo (AP) - A Congolese official says the body of a journalist was found on the bank of the Ngezi River near the provincial capital of Bunia in eastern Congo.

Bunia Mayor Ferdinand Fimbo said Saturday that the body of Guylain Chanjabo was found Friday night and that a doctor said it showed signs of strangulation.

Chanjabo, a journalist at Radio Canal Révélation in Bunia, had disappeared 12 days ago. The mayor said police have opened an investigation into the killing.

Chanjabo's death is the most serious of a growing list of abuses committed against journalists in Congo since the beginning of 2013. Over 54 cases of violations of press freedom have been recorded between January and the end of April by Journalistes En Danger (JED), a Congolese group campaigning for journalists' rights.

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