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Bururi High Court judge sentenced to one month in prison

08-24-2018 Claver Ndikumasabo, Bururi High Court judge in the south of Burundi, has been sentenced to one month in prison and fined BIF 100,000 in a trial held on August 23, 2018 by Bururi Court of Appeal. He is accused of having insulted Zabron Nyandwi, the director of Bururi Medical (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: The government should sign a bilateral agreement with gulf countries so as to protect those women

Number of victims of human trafficking is increasing, says Children rights activist

07-31-2018 Around 4,000 people have been reported victims of human trafficking in Burundi since 2015. FENADEB has said this during the celebration of World Day against Trafficking in Persons this 30 July, 2018. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the National Federation of Associations Defending Children rights-FENADEB, says human trafficking in Burundi (...)
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Bujumbura believes in international justice not ICC, says Ministry of Justice

07-17-2018 While the world celebrates the International Justice Day each 17 July, defenders of human rights violations in Burundi still believe in the ability of the ICC to prosecute and bring to justice those responsible for serious crimes. Burundi government says it rather appreciates international justice. Adolphe Havyarimana, spokesperson for (...)
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Over 9,000 detainees in prisons built for 4194 people

07-17-2018 The International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC in partnership with the Ministry of Justice has launched this July 16, 2018 a two month-campaign called “Tous solidaires avec les prisonniers” to plead for prisoners. “Eleven Burundian prisons expected to host 4194 prisoners currently shelter 9901 prisoners,” says Gervais Hajayandi, Director (...)
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European parliament concerned over human rights violations in Burundi

07-06-2018 Members of the European parliament express their deep concern about endemic impunity and human rights violations, including summary executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. They remind Burundi government of its obligation, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to resume and fully cooperate with the UN (...)
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CNTB warns people who will hamper its activities

07-05-2018 The national commission for lands and other belongings (CNTB) has received over 20 thousands depositions all over the country. Dieudonné Mbonimpa, the spokesperson for this commission, says it when he has met with journalists this July 4, 2018.The commission warns people who will, in any way, disturb its work. (...)
' Doudou Diène: « These violations have been fostered by "a continuing climate of threats and intimidation”

Burundi: UN Commission of Inquiry still regrets government unwillingness to cooperate

06-28-2018 In a 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva on June 27, Doudou Diène, chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into Burundi has said human rights violations committed in Burundi have been fostered by “a continuing climate of threats and intimidation”. “I regret that Burundi (...)
' Ferdinand Simbaruhije: “It is a kind of sexual corruption observed in different schools”

Child Rights Watchdog deplores increasing ill-treatment of school girls in Burundi

06-22-2018 Ferdinand Simbaruhije, Secretary General of the national federation of associations advocating children’s rights in Burundi-FENADEB says the ill-treatment of young school girls is increasing day by day in the country. He refers to the recent case of a school girl who was seriously wounded with a machete on Nyamiyaga (...)
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Melchiade Nzopfabarushe release met with criticism

06-22-2018 Melchiade Nzopfabarushe, an influential member of the ruling CNDD-FDD was released on 20 June after he was accused of undermining internal security and threatening people. Bujumbura high court had sentenced him to 3 years in jail and fined him BIF 600,000 after he was charged with hate speech against (...)
' Gogo Hukportie: “32,345 Burundians have returned from Tanzanian refugee camps since April”.

“Over 1000 Burundians arrive from Tanzania Refugee Camps per week” says UNHCR

06-20-2018 In a voluntary repatriation process organized by UNHCR in partnership with Burundi and Tanzania, more than 32 thousand Burundians from Tanzanian refugee camps have already come back to the country since April 2018. This was said in a press conference given by Gogo Hukportie, UNHCR representative in Burundi this (...)
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