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Rwandan YouTube star jailed for ‘humiliating’ state officials (Al Jazeera)

A Rwandan who used his YouTube channel to criticise the government has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in Kigali, amid a growing crackdown on dissidents in the tightly controlled East African nation.

Dieudonne Niyonsenga, whose YouTube channel Ishema TV had amassed more than 15 million views, was found guilty on Thursday on four charges including forgery, impersonation, and “humiliating” state officials.

Rwandan YouTube star jailed for ‘humiliating’ state officials | News | Al Jazeera

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Six arrested in Rwanda for spreading rumours to cause ‘uprising’ (Al Jazeera)

Rwandan authorities have arrested six people including a journalist and members of an opposition party accused of publishing rumours allegedly intended to start an uprising, the investigation bureau said.

Theoneste Nsengimana, who runs Umubavu TV – an online Youtube channel that often airs content critical of the government, was among those arrested, said Rwanda Investigation Bureau spokesperson Thierry Murangira on Thursday.

Six arrested in Rwanda for spreading rumours to cause ‘uprising’ | Media News | Al Jazeera