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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 (...)
' 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 (...)
' 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 (...)
' $ 73 million to assist Burundi’s most vulnerable

$ 73 million to assist Burundi’s most vulnerable

01-20-2017 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations, has officially launched the Burundi Humanitarian Response 2017, on 19 January in the capital of Bujumbura. The plan aims at assisting about three million people who are vulnerable due to food insecurity and other challenges. “It is estimated (...)
' UN calls on Burundi to reverse its decision to ban Ligue Iteka

UN calls on Burundi to reverse its decision to ban Ligue Iteka

01-05-2017 Burundi Government has recently struck off the “Ligue Iteka” human rights association accusing it of recalcitrant behavior. The UN and other organizations stand against the decision. “We are very disappointed to hear that the Burundian Government has banned the country’s oldest human rights organization, Ligue Iteka”, said Farhan Haq, (...)
' A woman wounded by her husband with a machete.

Alarming Gender Based Violence Figures in Burundi

01-04-2017 Some centers against gender based violence say the figures are high. Victims are beaten, ill-treated, sexually abused, their body parts cut … for various reasons. The “Seruka Centre” recorded 1288 cases of gender based violence in 2016. Among them 95% were women, 5% men, 20% children under 5 years (...)