Ian Cheibub

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The Guardian: ‘A George Floyd every 23 minutes in Brazil’: fury at refugee’s brutal murder at Rio beach
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: Ian Cheibub (b.1999) is a visual storyteller based in Rio de Janeiro studying media at Universidade Federal Fluminense. In his work, Ian tries to understand what are the mechanisms that the people from the Global South develop to survive and how... MORE
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The Guardian: ‘A George Floyd every 23 minutes in Brazil’: fury at refugee’s brutal murder at Rio beach
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Feb 7, 2022
Moïse Mugenyi Kabagambe abandoned his home in the conflict-stricken city of Bunia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 11 years ago after his grandmother was killed. He sought shelter thousands of miles away in Brazil only to lose his own life last week, aged 24, after being set upon by a group of men on one of Rio’s best-known beaches, Barra da Tijuca.

Relatives say Kabagambe had gone there to demand 200 reais (£28) in unpaid wages from the seaside bar where he had worked informally as a waiter serving beach-goers.Kabagambe sustained fatal chest injuries after being knocked to the ground and battered dozens of times with pieces of wood and fists. His hands and feet were reportedly bound after he was knocked unconscious.

I went to the Congolese neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro days after Moise was killed. One couldn't explain his friends and relatives' sadness and angry. In the next day, an anti-racist social movement set fire in front of the kiosk where Moise was killed.

On assignment for Reuters.


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