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CNIDH pleads for temporary suspension of deduction from teachers’ salary.

01-22-2020 The National Independent Commission for Human Rights has presented a seven-day investigation conducted on the conflict between two teachers’ unions-SYGEPEBU and SEPEDUC and a coalition of teachers’ union-COSESONA. The commission says the coalition violated the labor rules. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH (...)
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Another Burundian journalist detained

01-17-2020 Blaise-Pascal Kararumiye, correspondent of Radio Isanganiro in Karusi province has just spent his first night in the police dungeon of Karusi province. He was taken to the dungeon after being heard by the prosecutor on his story on the management of the funds granted to “Sangwe” cooperatives situated in (...)
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European parliament demands release of four detained Burundian journalists

01-17-2020 European parliamentarians adopted on 16 January a resolution condemning the continued deterioration of human rights situation in the lead-up to the upcoming elections. According to them, the victims of those abuses are mainly political opponents and people who are considered to be opponents. The European Parliament also called on (...)
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Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

01-15-2020 On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has (...)
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Rights Commission to investigate teachers’ concerns

01-12-2020 The National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH has set up a commission of five people including three commissioners and two officials of the commission to investigate the complaints raised by some teachers. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the Commission has said that some teachers have expressed their concerns about (...)
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First convoy of Burundian refugees to be repatriated from Tanzania postponed

10-02-2019 “The lists of Burundian refugees to be repatriated from Tanzania were not yet ready for October 1st. and the first convoy is therefore postponed to October 3rd,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General of the repatriation and rehabilitation department in the Ministry of Home Affairs. On August 23, the Burundian (...)
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Burundi National Human Rights Commission says it faces shortage of transport means

10-01-2019 “There is still a long way to go to improve our performance. We face problems of means of transport to conduct activities on the field, “said Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) at the end of a four-day training workshop for commissioners (...)
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HRC42: Human Rights situation is alarming despite Burundi government’s denial

09-18-2019 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has presented its briefing report in the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. Participants deplore the alarming situation within the country though Burundian government denies it. Doudou Diène, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has said the international (...)
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Commission of Inquiry on Burundi calls for vigilance

09-09-2019 According to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, eight risk factors common to criminal atrocities and deterioration of the human rights situation exist in Burundi, a few months before the 2020 elections. At a press conference held on Wednesday, September 4, that commission chaired by Doudou Diène (...)
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Federation defending child rights deplores killing of children

08-09-2019 Isidore Nteturuye, National Coordinator of the Federation of Associations involved in defending child rights –FENADEB says three children were victims of mistreatment. On 8 August, a mother stabbed her one-week-old kid in Busoni commune of Kirundo province in the north of Burundi. On 6 August, a man decapitated a (...)