' BBC correspondent questioned about her March 12 news report

BBC correspondent questioned about her March 12 news report

03-22-2018 After a three hour-court hearing, Judith Basutama, the BBC correspondent stepped out the court. She looks calm and talks quietly with her lawyer. She has appeared in Mukaza High Court this Wednesday 21 March. “The file number is LNP 2025\BA1, an investigative legal file. She was summoned for the (...)
' Judith Basutama, the summoned journalist

Burundi: BBC correspondent summoned for “investigation”

03-21-2018 Judith Basutama, a Burundian correspondent for the BBC, was summoned to appear on Wednesday 21 March, in Mukaza High Court. She was summoned for an” investigation case”. On 13 March, There were rumblings on social media that she was reportedly summoned to appear in the presidential office. She would (...)
' The 3 ha-plot which CNTB handed over to the descendants of Gahinga Issa

CNTB judgment described as partial

03-13-2018 The National Commission for Lands and other Properties (CNTB) handed over yesterday a plot of 3 ha located in Kajaga district of Mutimbuzi Commune in Bujumbura province, to the descendants of Gahinga Issa represented by Bambarukontari Alexis. This parcel has been exploited by Evariste Ndizeye since 1991. The latter (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “The perpetrator must be punished according to the law”

“Burundians must be vigilant about child mistreatment”, says child rights watchdog

03-12-2018 The police have arrested Evariste Minani, 48, a widower from Gitwa Hill, Gatsinda area of Mwumba commune in Ngozi Province, accusing him of raping his 18 old-year daughter. Since 8 March, he is jailed in Ngozi judicial police dungeon. Emmanuel Ndayizeye, administrator of Mwumba Commune says the perpetrator was (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza: “We must look for support from some countries so that our resort should be accepted”

CNIDH: “Demotion decision is based on allegations, hearsay and second-hand information”

03-06-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights says his commission has not yet received an official notification of the decision that demoted CNIDH from statute A to B even if the process lasted two years. He says CNIDH has already introduced a resort. The deadline (...)
' Jean de Dieu Mutabazi : « Such an incendiary speech is unproductive”

National Observatory for Genocide prevention against UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights Report

03-01-2018 Jean De Dieu Mutabazi, Chairman of the National Observatory for the prevention and eradication of genocide, war crimes and other crimes against Humanity dismisses the report recently presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the UN Security Council. In the 37th Session of the Human Rights (...)
' FIDH: ‘The ongoing referendum process causes human rights violations’

Is ongoing referendum process causing human rights violation?

02-27-2018 In a note released on February 23, 2018, the International Federation for Human Rights-FIDH denounces the human right violations that prevail in Burundi due to the ongoing process of the constitutional referendum. “People, including minors were forced to register for vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum and 2020 elections,” (...)
' Sylvestre Nyandwi: "Judges should be a good example to follow in the fight against corruption."

Two judges from Gitega Court of Appeal arrested over corruption allegations

02-23-2018 Thomas Ntimpirangeza, President of Gitega Court of Appeal and Prime Habiyambere, a judge working for the same institution were arrested on February 21, 2018 under the order of the public prosecutor. Sylvestre Nyandwi, Attorney General, says they were arrested for investigation into corruption allegations. “They were arrested after the (...)
' Two children were buried alive in Bubanza province

Human Rights Commission concerned about children rights violations in Burundi

02-12-2018 The Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH deplores the cruel treatment that some parents or neighbors give to children who are caught trying to steal in the fields because they are hungry. During the press conference that was held this 9 February, Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza has said (...)
' CNIDH president Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza

UN Secretary General worries are an advice, says Chairman of Human Rights

02-09-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights-CNDIH says it is normal that the UN secretary General Antonio Guterres raises his concerns on the current situation in Burundi as he has the responsibility to prevent conflicts. “The United Nations is a global organization. It is normal (...)
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