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' UN Human Rights Commission condemns human rights violation in Burundi

UN Human Rights Commission condemns human rights violation in Burundi

04-20-2017 The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights says it is concerned about the video showing young men affiliated to the ruling party calling for rape against females from the opposition. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed on 18 April a great alarm at (...)
' The human rights Situation started to deteriorate in April 2015 with demonstrations

Human rights situation two years after crisis in Burundi

04-19-2017 “About 720 people were killed, over 80 others tortured since Burundi has plunged into the current situation in April 2015,” says Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairman of the National Commission for the Human Rights-CNDIH. He also says that between 700 and 800 people have been arbitrarily arrested in different areas (...)
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Former President’s widow asks for recognition and justice for her husband

04-10-2017 The widow of former Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira, who was tragically killed alongside his Rwandan counterpart in 1994, asks for an international investigation into the death of her husband and wants him to be recognized as a National Hero for Peace. In a letter to President Nkurunziza signed on (...)
' Extra-judiciary assassinations that had declined have been on the rise over the last days.

Motion to file complaints to ICC against Burundi government gains momentum

03-28-2017 The Collective of Lawyers of civil parties and victims’ families of alleged human violations in Burundi has lodged new complaints to the International Criminal Court against the government of Burundi. In a press release issued on Wednesday 28 March, the Collective said it had filed 124 new complaints it (...)
' The UN Human Rights Council is concerned about the gravity and scale of violations in Burundi

UN Human Rights Council concerned about violations in Burundi

03-14-2017 The commission of inquiry on Human Rights violations in Burundi has presented its first oral briefing to the Human Rights Council this 13 March, in Geneva, Switzerland. Fatsah Ouguergouz, the chair of the commission says they are concerned at the scale and gravity of the human rights violations and (...)
' Some children invited by Isanganiro Radio to talk about their problems

Children’s Broadcasting Day: “more space is needed”, say children’s rights defenders

03-06-2017 Media houses broadcast children programs on different radio stations but the children’s rights defenders request more space to promote the children’s rights effectively. “We are not sufficiently covered by different programmes broadcast on different radio stations”, says a young boy, resident in the capital Bujumbura. He says the space (...)
' Victims of 2015 crisis ready to collaborate with ICC commission of inquiry

Victims of 2015 crisis ready to collaborate with ICC commission of inquiry

02-20-2017 This is included in the correspondence of 17 February sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-ICC by the collective of lawyers defending the families of victims of crimes against humanity and other criminals in Burundi. Armel Niyongere, one of the lawyers says the correspondence contains hundreds of (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza:"What we know is that we still have A status"

CNIDH re-accredited with B status

02-09-2017 The accreditation subcommittee -SCA, recommended re-accreditation of the Independent National Commission on human rights in Burundi- CNIDH, with B status. The accreditation status will be considered after one year as states law 18.1 of the statutes of Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions- GANHRI. SCA said it planned (...)
' Térence Ntahiraja: “Their reports are not reliable. They contain more fabrications than the real information”

Human Rights Defenders Persecuted in Burundi, UN experts warn

02-07-2017 UN human rights experts warn about severe repression of human rights defenders as well as the ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi. Burundi Government denies the allegations. The human rights experts draw the Government’s attention to the allegations concerning a significant increase (...)
' 568 prisoners have been released thanks to the presidential pardon

Happiness and Anxiety among Mpimba Presidential Pardon Receivers

01-30-2017 568 detainees, including members of MSD party and protesters against the 3rd term, were released on Monday (23 January) from Mpimba Central Prison. The presidential pardon announced by Nkurunziza in his New Year’s speech concerns 2,500 prisoners. Some people speak of a more political measure than that of good (...)