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The UN Committee against Torture to review Burundi Human Rights deterioration

07-26-2016 The UN Committee against torture will conduct a special review of Burundi on 28 and 29 July in Geneva, in the light of the information it has recently received about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country. According to the statement issued on 25 July by the UN (...)
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Light at the end of the prison

02-25-2015 Bujumbura’s Court of Appeal decided to release provisionally Bob Rugurika. The defense was tentatively satisfied.-By Philippe Ngendakumana, translated by Diane Uwimana On Wednesday, 18 February, Lambert Nigarura was at the zenith from 11:30 a.m after the judgment was announced granting bail to the RPA Director who had been imprisoned (...)
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Bob Rugurika welcomed as a hero Amazing Thursday

02-23-2015 On Thursday, 19 February, Bob Rugurika returned triumphantly to Bujumbura.-By Dieudonné Hakizimana, Monia Bella Inakanyambo,Léandre Sikuyavuga &Philippe Ngendakumana, translated by Diane Uwimana After the announcement of the release of Bob Rugurika from Muramvya prison, people poured in to Bujumbura from everywhere. The crowd spanned the city, from “Gare du (...)
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Hussein Radjabu should be released from the prison

01-14-2015 The rumor abounded that MrHussein Radjabu, former member of the governing party CNDD-FDD, would be released on Thursday 30th December 2014. His followers from different corners of the country were assembled at the Mpimba central prison in order to welcome and support him.-By Lorraine JosianeManishatse Hussein was imprisoned in April (...)
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UN expert: civil society and media are deemed political opponents

12-01-2014 Civil society and the press are accused of being opposition actors. Human Rights defenders are systematically threatened and even attacked. Peaceful demonstrations are only authorized when in favor of the government. These are just a few of the conclusions of Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation (...)
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UN special Rapporteur on human rights defenders visits Burundi

11-17-2014 The UN special rapporteur Michel Forst is visiting Burundi from 14 to 25 November 2014. He was invited by the Government of Burundi. The objective of the visit is to look at the human rights defenders situation, the legal framework and the environment in which those are functioning for (...)

Kenya-Truth Commissioner warns for political unrest

11-11-2014 The head of Kenya’s truth commission has warned that clashes between supporters of rival political groups could escalate into widespread, serious unrest if left unchecked. BethwelKiplagat, chairman of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) is “deeply concerned” by clashes that broke out at political events across the country (...)
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The Appeal date of MSD-youth is postponed

11-07-2014 The trial of members of Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD), accused of rebellion, scheduled for 27 October was postponed once again to 1 December 2014. The defense worries about the lack of will on the part of the appeal court.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse On Monday 27 October, at (...)
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Kenyatta’s ICC Court appearance

10-24-2014 President Uhuru Kenyatta is the first acting president in the world to appear in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC).The president of Kenya appeared at the ICC in The Hague on 8 October. He is suspected of crimes against humanity, committed during the post elections violence in 2007.-By (...)
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Burundi’s delegation to the Human Rights Committee seems ill-prepared

10-23-2014 Burundi’s Human Right record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee on 8-9 October in Geneva.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse The committee was interested in the case of two commissioners of the Burundian Independent National Commission on Human Right (INCHR), who were instated without consulting opposition parties and civil (...)